Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hailey library gets 10 new computers

Grants and donations help to update public services

Express Staff Writer

Thanks to the generosity of the Idaho Community Foundation and the Friends of the Hailey Public Library, 10 new computers will be installed at the library this month.

The computers are available to the general public, even if they are not library card holders.

"They are top of the line, brand new and quicker, and will be more compatible with recent programs, including Windows 7," said library Director LeAnn Gelskey.

The library applied for the Idaho Community Foundation's 2011 Southwestern Region Competitive Grant last summer for financial assistance in replacing 10 existing computers that dated back to 2003.

The Idaho Community Foundation's Donald W. and Gretchen K. Fraser Fund provided $2,250, enough to purchase four new Vostro 360 all-in-one computers. The Friends of the Hailey Public Library provided $4,100, enough for six more computers.

The Friends of the Hailey Public Library is a fundraising group that supports the library through events such as the Hailey garden tour, and a library book and bake sale.

"Replacing the computers is just one step of a long-term strategic plan to ensure the public has effective access to digital information, education and entertainment," Gelskey said.

The Hailey Public Library is the first library in the valley to lend eBooks and eAudios.

For more information about the library, call 788-2036 or visit online at

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