PIKinc was honored to partner with Mount Vernon Public Library to bring the very first library media box to New York State. We unveiled the machine at this year’s annual American Library Association Conference in June. Checkout their press release.
Join us as we cut the ribbon on a state of the art loaning device that will make borrowing and returning movies and CD’s more convenient. Mount Vernon Public Library Trustee Board President, Oscar Davis, Jr. along with elected officials and dignitaries will cut the ribbon to officially open the newest Hi-Tech addition to the Library on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 1:00pm. The Library Media™ Box will be the first of its kind installed in the State of New York.Mr. Davis comments that, “The Mt. Vernon Public Library strives itself to provide the newest and most advanced products available for its Library Patrons.” Mr. Davis further states that “As the Central Library of Westchester County, the Mount Vernon Public Library focuses on developing unique and current collections that build on technological advances, and serving the diversity of patrons throughout the county. The Library Media Box™ is an example of these Technological Advances.”Library Director Evania Thompson shares, “We are the first library within New York State to offer this state-of-the-art device to our library patrons. We take great pride in continuing to offer elite services throughout Westchester County.”The Library Media Box™ manufactured by Public Information Kiosk, a Division of International Library Services of Potomac Maryland, is a Kiosk that will hold and dispense 750 of the latest DVD’s and Music CD’s. The collection will be visible on the Kiosk Monitor in the Library Main Lobby on South First Avenue and on the Libraries Web Site so that Patrons can browse and reserve DVD’s or Music Cd’s for pick up when they arrive at the Library.The Library Media Box™ was purchased with funds provided by a grant through the New York State DLD Construction Grant. The Mt. Vernon Public Library was built in 1905 with funds donated by Andrew Carnegie, it is the only remaining library in Westchester County operating in the footprint of the original building. It is a member of the Westchester Library System and the Central Library for Westchester County New York. The Library now houses more than 350,000 items including books, periodicals, streaming media, CDs, DVDs, movies, electronic content eBooks, eMagazines, digital audio books, online databases and more, as well as providing public-use computers, museums passes, literacy programs and special events and activities for every age.For further information, please contact: Evania Thompson, Library Director at Ethompson@wlsmail.org