Superior Public Library held an Open House on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, to celebrate the new technology made available by grants administered by the Nebraska Library Commission. Through the Library Broadband Builds Nebraska Communities program, Superior received 7 laptop computers, a laptop charging cart, a projector, and some electrical upgrades. A second grant provided funds for the Superior Public Library to participate in the Nebraska Pioneer Consortium. This group is using the KOHA open source computer program for cataloging, circulation, and the Online Patron Access Catalog. To see the new system, click on this link.
At noon, members of the Superior Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors had a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Others in attendance were members of the Library Board and the Library Foundation. Rod Wagner, Director of the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, spoke about the grants and the equipment. Lunch was served. When the library opened, members of the public came to see the new computers and to try out several different eReaders. They also enjoyed a wide variety of goodies that would be available throughout the rest of the day.