Health literacy is a hot topic right now, and public libraries are embracing this as an opportunity to offer a unique value to their communities. Start with this list of reputable resources that can help your library improve your community’s health and health literacy.
Have you been thinking about how you can best serve your adult population with their health needs? Learn from Marghi Merzenich of Posit Science about where brain health fits in when talking about overall health, as well as the importance of living a brain-healthy lifestyle now.
You’re committed to offering your community quality programs, and you’re working hard to engage with your patrons. How can you ensure that your efforts are paying off? By using the right tools for the job at hand. Read on for more insight into tools and strategies that will help your library programs thrive.
[Press Release] Demco Software has partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense through the libraries of the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines to provide BrainHQ™ online brain training to members of the armed services.
Many community members are unaware of the wealth of resources available through their local library. Read on for three tips for libraries looking to leverage open houses to drive community engagement.
To help drive awareness and improve their community members’ brain health, Sterling Heights Public Library had a big idea — a yearlong Exercise Your Brain initiative, consisting of a collection of health and wellness programs designed to enhance and promote brain health.
[Press Release] A newly published 10-year study funded by the National Institutes of Health shows that the brain training software offered exclusively to libraries by Demco Software reduces the risk of dementia.
[Press Release] Demco Software announced it has partnered with the Library of Michigan to boost reader engagement and reading program enrollment with Wandoo Reader. More than just a summer reading management tool, Wandoo Reader enhances learning with a powerful, game-like experience.
Learn how Lexington Public Library (KY) developed community engagement initiatives that reach community members outside library walls.
The Ontario-based Cobourg Public Library may serve a smaller population than other libraries, but its practical and creative approach to marketing helps this library have a big impact on its community. Get inspired by how Cobourg spreads the word about its nearly 20 unique e-resources and full catalog of community-engaging programs.
[Press Release] Demco Software has released a sneak peek of Demco® DiscoverMobile, its latest innovation that will help libraries better engage their communities. Watch the video to get a look at its state-of-the-art interface and features.
[Press Release] The Department of Library Services (DLS) at the University of Pretoria has launched a customized app that provides one-click access to its library’s assets, empowering students to use resources and services when and where they need them.
The Alzheimer’s Association reports that more than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 1 in 10 people aged 65 or older has Alzheimer’s. This statistic may sound grim, but your library is in the perfect position to make a difference!
[Press Release] Demco Software’s newest innovation, Demco® DiscoverLocal, is the first truly comprehensive discoverability tool that gives library events priority listing in Internet search results. Clicking a library result provides more information about the event and offers a streamlined way to register to attend, as well as details about library card signup and other available programs.
Nearly 200 public libraries nationwide are responding to growing concerns from adults and seniors about maintaining brain health by offering BrainHQ™, a suite of science-based online brain fitness exercises, to their patrons.
When it comes to library engagement within the community, Greenwich Library in Connecticut has it mastered with a couple key initiatives, and they’re building on their successes. Read more to learn what’s working in their community that could work for yours too!
Still wondering who the heck Alexa is? Voice-activated technology is a hot trend with implications for libraries everywhere. Find out what it could mean for your library.
The 2017 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference was an especially fun show for Demco Software. We loved talking to so many librarians about the ways they’re engaging their community through programming and services and introducing our new solutions to support their efforts.