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New Library Acquisition

The library has recently acquired a new World Book Encyclopedia set. The set is for the year 2019. It is being held in the library reading room and kept in-house only for use within the library and will not check-out in order to keep information available to patrons upon need. We hope you will enjoy the new set and make use of their wealth of information.

World Book Encyclopedia 2019 Located in the library reading room.

The library is pleased to present the new Christmas lights on the library and the garland donated by Mr. and Mrs. Donald McCain. 

After completing a recent technology project, the library developed its electrical wiring to enable outlet extensions to assist the library in creating light on the outside of the property.  The library hopes to pursue future projects that will illumine external features on the library’s premises.  

We hope that our first project of Christmas lights is well received and send to you Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays!

Library’s Front Entrance
Library’s West Entrance

Legos Are Here!

A big thanks goes out to the Camden Women’s Literary Club for their donation of two classic Lego kits.  The kits may be found in the Children’s section in the library and located with the train station.  The library would also like to thank the Camden Women’s Literary Club for the donation of the two flags presently flying at the library.  Thank you, ladies!

Carroll County Community Foundation Grant

The Camden Library is the recipient of a grant offered through the Carroll County Community Foundation.  The grant provided is a match grant that is offered to assist the library in its technological pursuits.  Furniture with technical compatibility is to be purchased with the grant.  This project is phase two of the libraries tech plan receiving its first initial grant earlier in 2017 with the Carroll White REMC Operation Round Up grant which was provided to assist the library in upgrading staff computers in order to receive professional remote assistance with its technology.  
The following photos display before and after for the front patron computers along with the addition of a station table in the Reading Room for presentations and a Teen tech café table for the teens room.  The project is not yet complete.  Installation of cabling for additional access points will enable two computers at the Teen tech café table and one at the station table.  Updates will follow.

Carroll White REMC Operation Round Up 

The Camden Library is a recipient of the Carroll White REMC Operation Round Up grant opportunity.  The grant has been received to assist the Camden Library in updating staff computers for receiving technical assistance remotely through Chester, Inc. who is contracted through the Northern Indiana Computer Consortium (NICCL) that the library holds membership with.  A special thanks to Peter Newcomb (pictured below) from Chester, Inc. for assisting the library in setting up the computers.  Thank you, Peter.

Harry Potter Display

There is a new Harry Potter paper flyer display being presented in the Teen Room.  Below you will find thumbnails of select pages of the Harry Potter book from which the flyers were taken.  Pages offer information about the characters or flyers held on display.  A special thanks goes out to Pam Robison for the assembling and hanging of the flyers.  Please stop by the front desk and let us know what you think!

Harry Potter Paper Flyers Display

WIFI ‘HotSpot’ Updated

The area with the Online Public Access Catalog that is known as the libraries “HotSpot” just got a new update.  The library is now offering an additional computer station and seating area equipped with the capability for charging technical equipment enabling users of WIFI a chance to charge their equipment while utilizing the WIFI access for internet services.



New Computers Installed

The library has acquired new computers with the assistance of Carroll White REMC’s Operation Round Up Grant.  The computers are also equipped with Microsoft Office 2016 and protected with Norton with the assistance from, an organization that assists non-profit organizations in receiving donations that are technologically based.





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Camden Library Recipient of Two Grants

Carroll County Community Foundation’s Charitable Dreams for Community Needs has assisted the library in obtaining its Bike Rack Safety & Security Project goal by providing the funding to purchase a new 5 bike capacity bike rack.  The bicycle rack is soon to be installed at the west entry of the library.

The Carroll White REMC’s Operation Round Up has assisted the library in obtaining its Technology Advancement goal by providing the funding to purchase a new laptop with HDMI port capability in order to provide live streaming for presentation purposes.  The laptop is available with a deposit which is reinstated when the equipment is returned intact.

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