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Sara Churchill

Sara Churchill is the Digital Services Specialist and Assistant Supervisor in the Information Services Department at Main Library. A major fan of technology devices and computer research resources at work, she enjoys helping everyone learn to use their devices and the library's many online resources.  She loves reading Science Fiction/Fantasy books, British cozy mysteries, True Crime and other true stories, plus a past reader of horror fiction by the likes of Stephen King and John Saul (among others).  Also, she’s a big fan of Sci-fi, action, horror, spaghetti westerns, and based-on-a-true story movies.  Her blogs are for adults and the entire family to enjoy reading and trying out the many online resources free for PLYMC library cardholders to use.

The Latest From Sara Churchill

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Podcast

Asian American, Pacific Islanders Heritage month

Tune into this month’s episode of the PLYMC Library Anywhere Podcast for a celebration of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Heritage! Two librarians discuss how the library is honoring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) all through the month of May with information, programs, and book recommendations.   For 2022, the Federal Asian Pacific American Council… read more >>

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. In our melting pot nation, many people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent have played an important part in U.S. history. May was chosen to celebrate them as the first documented Japanese to immigrate to the U.S. arrived May 7, 1843, and the completion of… read more >>

Financial Literacy Month Podcast

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This month’s episode of the PLYMC Library Anywhere Podcast focuses on financial literacy. Did you know that Ohio signed a law in November 2021 which requires high school students (starting with the class of 2025) to pass a personal finance course before they can graduate? Tune in to hear three librarians discuss what financial literacy… read more >>

Northstar Digital Literacy Podcast

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Tune into this month’s episode of the PLYMC Library Anywhere Podcast to hear about the library’s newest online resource provided to all Ohio residents by the state: Northstar Digital Literacy. Two librarians discuss what this resource is and its many features. Plus find out what it can do for you.  For anyone looking to improve… read more >>

Women’s History Month – using Online Resources

Women's History Month

Did you know that Women’s History Month began as Women’s History Week? In fact, the celebration of women’s history is a fairly recent celebration as its origins go back to 1978 – only 44 years ago! It started in California when Sonoma school district devoted a week to celebrating women’s contributions to history. The idea… read more >>

Northstar Digital Literacy

Northstar marketing image two women looking at computer with phrase Build your computer skills and your confidence

Paid for by the state of Ohio for public libraries, this is the newest resource for anyone looking to improve their skills with computers, software, or technology. Northstar defines the basic skills needed to use a computer and the internet in daily life, employment, and higher education.  This is a self-directed assessment and learning tool… read more >>

February is National Heart Health Month

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Did you know that the leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease?  In fact, it is at the top of the list worldwide as a cause of death, even when you consider the deaths from the pandemic as noted in an NPR news broadcast. Thankfully, there’s lots you can do to help improve your heart health.   The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of… read more >>

Black History Month using Library Online Resources

February has been the official month devoted to Black History since 1976; but it’s origins actually go back to 1915 with the formation of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). For more about the origins, both History.com and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)… read more >>

New Year, New You – New Skills!

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Happy New Year! Are you one of the many that has made a New Year’s Resolution? A popular goal many people choose to do is to learn something new.  If you are interested in picking up new skills or crafts, we have many online resources to help you succeed! To make them easy to find, we have… read more >>