Berks County Public Libraries unveiled a new variation of library StoryWalks during a grand opening event this fall at Berks Heim.
The new display, labeled as a library Story Trail, features content beyond the traditional children’s storybook pages displayed at other exhibits.
Just as with other Berks County library StoryWalks, visitors of the Berks Heim Story Trail will move from post to post, reading the display pages while enjoying the outdoors.
For its official unveiling, the Story Trail highlights a collection of historical photographs and artwork of notable local landmarks and destinations. Each series of images is paired with a brief description and trivia question that is answered on the following display.
“Our goal was to tailor this StoryWalk experience for residents of Berks Heim and their families to enjoy,” Stephanie Williams, administrator for Berks County Public Libraries, said in a release. “We’re focusing on local history for the first installment, pulling images from the Pennsylvania Photos and Document collection on POWER Library.”
Story Trail content will rotate quarterly across 18 displays that extend from the Heim entrance toward Berks Road. Additional information about library StoryWalks in Berks County is available at berkslibraries.org/storywalks.
Library users can print items straight from their laptop or mobile device at any Berks County Public Libraries location thanks to Princh software.
For years, all libraries in Berks have offered cost-efficient printing services by signing into a library computer with a library card. With Princh, anyone with a photo or document on their mobile device can submit a print order to the library by scanning a QR code, downloading the Princh app or using a browser link from within the library.
“Over the past few years, we’ve taken steps to improve the library user experience, particularly when it comes to technology,” said Jeff Smilko, technology coordinator for Berks County Public Libraries. “Users can now print from their library through this stream-lined method without needing to connect to a library computer first.”
Smilko noted that Princh offers a convenient printing method that can be done with just a few simple steps.
For more information, visit a participating library or go to berkslibraries.org/princh.
Source: Berkshire mont