Roberta La Monaca, Director of Library Services





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Press Release: Immediate Release

The Library Comes Home in a New Way

Are you planning a big trip? Do you need books and articles for a school project? Or maybe you’re just looking for a good mystery that you haven’t read? Beginning Monday, June 2, all of these tasks, and many more, will become much easier to accomplish from your home computer, tablet, or smart phone, when the Bloomfield Public Libraries unveil a new online catalog, Encore.

Encore has many advanced features, such as “Google-like” searching, which quickly finds and ranks items by relevancy. The easy- to-navigate search results make it a snap to place holds or tell whether an item is available at another library. Patrons can even opt to receive text messages when a hold becomes available. Other features include the ability to make and save lists of books, as well as an option to keep track of the books you’ve already read. Plus, the new catalog is smart-phone and tablet friendly, making it easier to search while you’re on the go.

The Prosser Public Library and the P. Faith McMahon Wintonbury Library are joining thirty libraries in the Greater Hartford area (the Library Connection consortium) in adopting the new Encore catalog. This is a system-wide change that will affect way the staff at these libraries performs tasks in every department, from circulation and information services, to cataloging and purchasing. The staff of the Bloomfield Public Libraries thanks you ahead of time for your patience during this exciting transition.

The Prosser Public Library is offering demonstration sessions of Encore on June 9th, June 12th, and June 17th. Please check the calendar on the library website for session times and registration, or call the library at (860) 243-9721.

- May 19, 2014 -