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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 >>

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 >>

Celebrate National Novel Writing Month: Resources for Creative Writing

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This month’s Library Podcast focuses on creative writing, in celebration of the month-long writing challenge National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Each November, participants are challenged to write 50,000 words of a novel. Once finished, the work can be uploaded onto the NaNoWriMo website, which also features prompts, author speeches, and other assistance to help… read more >>

LinkedIn Learning is Here!

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As of May 6th, our library has now transitioned to LinkedIn Learning. This is a great educational resource, the successor to Lynda.com. There are thousands of video-based online courses freely available to all Ohio library cardholders. These courses cover the broad categories of Business, Technology, and Creativity.  You will find anything from accounting courses to computer courses to playing… read more >>

Celebrate Valentine’s Day – using Online Resources

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Valentine’s Day will soon be here. Did you know that you can find both information to learn and activities to do for Valentine’s Day by using the library’s Online Resources? For example, you can use History Reference Center to locate some interesting articles to share with your family. In fact, here are some interesting articles found by searching “Valentine’s Day”:  Rosin, Nancy. “‘Mother of the American… read more >>

New Year, Improved Mind with Online Resources

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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 >>