SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — When you think of a library, books probably come to mind first. But there are other resources Central New Yorkers can take advantage of at your local branch.
While pages line rows of shelves, there are also many state parks passes, athletic equipment, and now Chromebooks and hot spots available on loan from the library.
“Children need to use the computers and the internet for work in school and this allows them to have access after the library is closed. If they’re running late, if they’re high school students, so it helps them carry on with their responsibilities in school,” said Dawn Marmor, Interim Executive Director of Onondaga County Public Libraries.
Being able to access the internet from outside the library walls now allows families without laptops and internet at home to get online.
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