PSA: Wellington Public Library is seeking donations for a digital microfilm scanner

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Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down MJE · 108 weeks ago The spring book sale that wasn’t held this year probably would have raised most or all of the amount they’re asking for. Report Reply 0 replies · active 108 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Kevin · 108 weeks ago How much are they trying to raise? Report Reply 0 replies · active 108 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — For more than 100 years, the Wellington Public Library has provided residents of Wellington and Sumner County with books, magazines, newspapers, and services that entertain, educate, and provide resources for study and research.To keep their technology current and provide area library patrons with the equipment and resources they need, the library has added additional computers, Chromebooks, tablets, a flatbed scanner, an overhead scanner, and purchased a 3-D printer.But now – we need your help…Currently, the Wellington Public Library has the ONLY microfilm reader/printer in Sumner County, and it’s time to update the antiquated and outdated analog microfilm reader to modern digital equipment to help assure that library patrons have access to current data as well as historic newspapers and documents.Each month, area patrons of the library and out-of-state visitors sit down at the microfilm reader to read throughnewspapers, census records, and other microfilm.  They are journalists seeking facts for a story, writers looking for information forbooks and articles, students researching history, family historians and genealogists looking to fit a new piece to fit into their family tree puzzle, and sometimes people just looking to settle a dispute.According to Jo Plumb, Director of the Wellington Public Library, the new reader will:Allow individuals to read or scan their own, or the library’s microfilm or microfiche Print, or email document copies or save copies to a flash drive. Allow patrons to make digital copies of their OWN color slides or negatives. Benefit students, authors, businesses, law offices, museums, abstract offices, and family historians“We want to get the one that will do everything,” Plumb said, “we will be providing a free service not only for Wellington, but also for out-of-state visitors and the surrounding area.”So far…So far, the library has received a special “Technology Grant” from the South-Central Kansas Library system that is dedicated to this important update. The library has also received a sizable anonymous donation for this project as well…so we’re well on our way to making this a reality…but…just a bit more is needed!The Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society, the Chisholm Trail Museum, and the Wellington Public Library are working together to raise the remaining funds needed to upgrade the Wellington Public Library’s microfilm camera/reader to better serve Sumner County residents and out-of-state visitors.Can you help us raise the $2500 remaining for this very important community effort?For more information about this important effort – and how you might be able to help – please contact:Jo Plumb, director, Wellington Public Library at 620-326-2011;Sherry Kline, vice president, Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society at 316-833-6161;Jim Bales, Board Member of the Chisholm Trail Museum at 620-326-1388.Plumb asks that donors make checks payable to: Wellington Public Library, note that the donation is for the microfilm reader fund, and mail to: Wellington Public Library, 121 W. 7th, Wellington, Kansas 67152.“Your donation in any amount is appreciated,” Plumb said, “the library is a non-profit and your gift is tax deductible.”Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img

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