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This summer, Lynda.com's parent company LinkedIn will be absorbing the content into a new platform called LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning will be integrated with other LinkedIn features, and therefore will require Lynda.com users to have a LinkedIn account. The transition for our library is expected to take place this fall.
What to Expect:
We are excited to announce a great service that will allow you to easily keep track of everything going on in Alliance!
Burbio.com is a FREE website and app that puts library, school, and other local events all in one calendar. You can create a personalized event feed and even sync events to your Google or iPhone calendars! You'll also receive important notifications when events change or get cancelled.
Planning an event? See everything in one calendar: https://www.burbio.com/lists/alliance-community-planning-calendar/calendar
Rodman Library recently implemented an automatic renewal system. Your checked out materials will be automatically renewed when a courtesy notice is sent via email or text message. This means that when your item is due, it will be automatically renewed for you.
Watch your favorite Acorn TV shows on hoopla. No DVDs to checkout, no overdue fines. All you need is a valid Rodman Library card and a device connected to the Internet.
Rodman Public Library recently collaborated with the City of Alliance to microfilm and digitize City Council minutes and ordinances dating from the incorporation of Alliance in 1854 through 1924. The 12,998 pages scanned are bound in large ledger books that measure up to 3” thick and 11” x 17”. They were sent to Backstage Library Works in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in late July for microfilming and digitization.
Rodman Public Library offers mobile WiFi HotSpot units and portable chargers for patrons’ use. Twenty five HotSpots have been acquired to check out and two portable chargers for in-library use. A mobile HotSpot allows the user to have on-the-go WiFi Internet access for up to 10 devices and may be borrowed for 14 days.
Rodman Public Library's calendar of events offers direct registration for programs and classes that require it. When you register for an event, you can also request a reminder notification be sent to you via email or text message a day or two before the event. If a program is popular and there is a waiting list, the next person on the waiting list will be notified that they can attend if someone cancels.
School's back in session and time to learn a new skill or get a new job. Try one of our FREE database sites that can help you reach your goals to:
- Learn a musical instrument
- Learn a language
- Learn to code or program a computer or website
- Study for the SAT, ACT, or other tests
- Or explore MANY other topics
Rodman Public Library invites children, ages 6-12, to test their agility and other athletic skills through a Pool Noodle Obstacle Course on Saturday, July 31. The course will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the Main Library. Children can stop by any time during those hours to make a run through various obstacles made out of pool noodles. The rain date for the event is Aug. 21.
Shakespeare At The Castle, a theater troupe in residence at the University of Mount Union each summer, will grace the Rodman Public Library’s Main Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 31.
The annual used book sale conducted by the Friends of Rodman Library is returning in August, but there are a few changes this year.