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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 >>

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 >>

Building a Desktop Computer

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The last year has taught us a lot about how much we rely on technology every day. While most of us can get by with smartphones, there are certain tasks that require us to have something more powerful to fulfill the demands of our business, school, or hobbies. Have you ever considered just putting together your own computer? It’s often a less… read more >>

Screen Recording Options for Windows


1. Open PowerPoint If you want to record a PowerPoint presentation, you may open that specific presentation. If you want to do a screen recording of something else on your screen, you may open a blank presentation. Click on the ‘Insert’ tab. Find and click ‘Screen Recording’ towards the top on the right-hand side. You… read more >>

Screen Time for Youth

There are all types of things to think about with your kids, and how much screen time they should have is one of them! A lot of research exists on the subject and new research is coming out all of the time, but it can be difficult to sift through.    When thinking about screen time for children, what… read more >>

Will Streaming Kill the TV Star?

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New Technology for New Content Development Few people probably thought that 2020 would be the year of working from home, ZOOM, and having more time than needed to catch up on our Netflix, Hulu, and Prime watch lists. Netflix, in particular, saw an increase in viewers by more than 100% in March of this year. People are… read more >>