2013-04-25 / Local & State

Library News

End of the year school projects have you stuck inside? Fulton County Library can help. They have some great online resources patrons can use right from home to power through those projects and get back to the fun activities of spring.

Anyone having trouble getting started, try the Ask Here PA service (www.askherepa.org). Librarians are on call 24/7 to direct all to Web sites and other online resources, help come up with keywords and search terms, and maybe suggest some things not thought of.

The library’s Web site at fultoncountylibrary.org and is filled with great information. Click on the blue and yellow Power Library Network icon to access more than 10 electronic resources. Doing a book report? Check out Contemporary Authors for complete biographical information on more than 130,000 poets, novelists, playwrights, non-fiction writers and journalists. EBSCOhost, OmniFile Mega and OmniFile Select are great for articles from magazines and journals, and InfoTrac Newsstand has articles from more than 1,100 newspapers.

SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database for beginning learners and reluctant readers with articles and images from more than 2,100 newspapers, magazines and government documents, along with 9,000 plus educational Web links. SIRS includes Science Fair Explorer to help find an exciting science fair project topic and quickly connect to age-appropriate project guides. There are also biographies of over 2,000 famous and notable people, an almanac, maps, and an encyclopedia.

AP Images has photographs, audio files, and graphics to add some punch to your project. It includes more than one million current and historical photos, with photographs of the latest news as it happens.

POWER Library is an integral part of Information Literacy, a component of the PA Forward initiative sponsored by the Pennsylvania Library Association, promoting the value of libraries in the 21st Century. Libraries help all Pennsylvanians learn how to use online resources and current technology to fully participate in a digital society.

Hours at Fulton County Library in McConnellsburg are Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to p.m. Hours at Hustontown branch are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday from noon to 5 p.m.

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