Library Spotlight

Loaning Out Internet Access to Students and Job Seekers
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Betty Martin

Betty Martin, director of the Cape Girardeau Public Library, is not afraid to take a chance.

The Cape Girardeau Public Library, located 115 miles southeast of St. Louis and just down the hill from Southeast Missouri State University, boasts a roster of innovative programming that would give even large metropolitan libraries pause.

The library’s programs include community passport registration programs, weekly knitting and crochet groups, blood drives, a plethora of guest speaking events, a "broke holidays" crafting series, and even a telescope lending program.

One of their latest innovations is to loan out Internet access to students and job seekers to take home, thanks to the TechSoup Mobile Beacon donation program.

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