Equipment needing updates include network switches, PCs, and staff printers.
Camdenton, MO: Camden County Library District applied for a Mini Technology grant through the Institute of Museum and Library Services to update obsolete and end-of-life equipment found at all six library branches. The monies awarded from the grant will allow us to update five network switches at Camdenton, Climax Springs, Macks Creek, Stoutland, and Sunrise Beach libraries. We will also be replacing twelve computers, four of which are public-use computers, still running Windows 7 and no longer receiving operating system support. Each branch will receive a new printer for staff use. All of their current printers have passed their end-of-life and are experiencing multiple requests for repair from our IT Department. Four of these new printers, located at Climax Springs, Macks Creek, Stoutland, and Sunrise Beach, will be available to patrons, too.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [2021-LBE1-TMG21-159].
“As pillars of our communities, libraries and museums unite people by providing important programs, services, and collections. These institutions are trusted spaces where people can learn, explore, and grow,” said IMLS Director Crosby Kemper. “IMLS is proud to support their initiatives through our grants as they educate and enhance their communities.”
About Camden County Library District
For 88 years, Camden County Library District has been a free provider of education and information for the people of Camden County and beyond. The library offers everyone free materials, computer access, programming, and more with six locations in Camdenton, Climax Springs, Macks Creek, Osage Beach, Stoutland, and Sunrise Beach. Camden County Library District receives approximately 200,000 visits through our doors annually and thousands more by those who access our resources at www.ccld.us.
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