We see that you have javascript disabled. Please enable javascript and refresh the page to continue reading local news. If you feel you have received this message in error, please contact the customer support team at 1-833-248-7801.



Plum Creek libraries launch discovery system

Aspen Discovery makes it even easier to use library materials and resources

Many open books
Many open books.
Stock image by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash
We are part of The Trust Project.

WORTHINGTON — Plum Creek Library System has launched a discovery system that will make it easier for library users to access library materials in one location.

CHANDLER — The Monogram Foods Loves Kids Foundation, the charitable fund of Monogram Foods, announced that 11 local organizations will receive a 2022 grant. A committee of team members from Monogram Foods in Chandler divided $60,000 among the charitable organizations. The initiatives funded by each grant are as follows:
“And we are not asking the state to spend the budget surplus on us. What we are asking the state to do is to make bold strategic investments in us so that we can help the state grow with surplus even more."
“... there’s no question that if we can chip away at this (child care) issue, it will help ease the burden of the workforce shortage.”

Aspen Discovery and the Aspen LiDA app both group formats, provide book recommendations and improve the search experience.

Those with libraries in the Plum Creek Library System — including libraries in Worthington, Adrian, Edgerton, Fulda, Heron Lake, Jackson, Lakefield, Luverne, Mountain Lake, Pipestone, Slayton, Westbrook and Windom — can access the service through their library website at catalog.plumcreeklibrary.net or download Aspen LiDA from Google Play or the Apple App Store.

"Our goal at Plum Creek Library System is to connect the people with library materials, Aspen Discovery makes it easy for library users to access more resources," said Elizabeth Hoffman, PCLS director.

The libraries in Plum Creek Library System are the first in Minnesota to launch Aspen Discovery, and other Minnesota libraries will be going live with the service in the next several months.

What to read next
Ettinger will be at the Worthington Event Center at 6:30 p.m. to answer questions from the public.
“We’re dumbfounded,” said Mark Loosbrock, secretary/treasurer of Lismore Cooperative Telephone Company, which spearheaded the project. “They had maps that our engineers, that nobody had. That’s why that money got denied.”
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Oct. 14.
For incidents recorded the evening of Sept. 30 through the early morning of Oct. 4.