Anoka County Library will host a celebration of the launch of the updated cloudLibrary app at the Northtown Library in Blaine 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. Anoka County will be the first library system in the nation to go live with the cloudLibrary 4.1 update.
The cloudLibrary app allows library users to borrow and read eBooks and eAudiobooks for free. Features on the new app include a modern layout and interface, as well as the ability to link from items to other titles in the series or other titles by the same author. The app also boasts a multitude of new filters, including the ability to search by language, as well as the capability to handle multiple user accounts on the same device. The design is being touted as more interactive and more user-friendly.
To help celebrate, staff at the Northtown Library as well as staff from bibliotheca, a library management solutions company, will be onsite to help attendees update the app, demonstrate the new features, and share their love for digital access to materials. Other activities will include chances to win prizes, a trivia wheel, and light treats to enjoy.
“Anoka County Library is excited to be at the frontline of this exciting new update, which will make it easier than ever for our patrons to access digital materials from our collection wherever they are,” said Andrew Wylie, collection strategies manager for the library. “This initiative aligns with our mission of connecting people to ideas, information, and inspiration.”