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Recent library events, news and more.

RFID @ KPL

You may have noticed work stations in the aisles and wondered what was going on.

Those are “conversion” stations and we are adding RFID tags to all our materials…. books and AV items. These tags have been called “the new barcode” and combine materials identification and security. We will soon get new security gates for the entrance / exit area and different “work pads” at the circulation desk which will allow a stack of materials to be checked out all at one time, rather than one-by-one.

Early in 2009, we plan to add a self checkout option for patrons who prefer the do-it-yourself route. We’ll then replace our current circulation desk and information desk with a combined one to provide better service to our patrons.

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RFID
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http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/rfid_tracking_solutions/home/
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New Look for the Library

Can you believe the renovated and expanded central library opened ten years ago? Time goes fast. If you use the central library regularly though, you’ve noticed our worn carpet AND hopefully now seen our fresh, new look.

First we replaced the worn carpet on the two main staircases with tile. It will last a lifetime and be easier to maintain. Then we started replacing the carpet throughout the building. The second and third floors and adult areas on the first floor are completed. The lower level is in process and the final area on the first floor….the children’s room….will be done in September after the completion of summer reading, our high traffic time of year there. By late September / early October we will have new carpet throughout the central library.  Stop in; I’m confident you will like it as much as we do!

We’ll take a break from carpeting, then turn attention to our four branches later in the year.

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New Carpet
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http://www.catalog.kpl.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/5?searchdata1=0376019093
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