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We are very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website. The new design will officially launch on Wednesday February 12th.

We wanted to make our website easier to navigate and more user friendly. Please be aware that early on Wednesday the 12th between
7:00 am – 9:00 am www.acdl.info will be under construction and inaccessible.

Once the new website is live you may need to update your bookmarks, please see a librarian if you need assistance.

Did you know?

Tuesday, September 24, is National Voter Registration Day. You can register to vote (check out the form below!), get your absentee ballot, check your registration status, and sign up for voting reminders online! Monday October 7th is the DEADLINE to register to vote in this year’s November 5th General Election! Make sure you’re registered!

When you should register!

  • When you’ll turn 18 by Election day
  • When you are a newly naturalized citizen
  • When you move, even if it is just across town (most common reason for voter confusion)
  • When you change your name
  • When you haven’t voted in a while (in which case your registration may have been removed due to inactivity)
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Access Lynda.com here! You’ll need your ACDL library card number and PIN–come in and ask us if you need help with this step.

What is Linkedin learning?

Lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts over 3,000 virtual courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile. Thanks to the State Library, we’re able to bring this amazing career readiness and lifelong learning resource to our patrons.

How do I use Lynda.com?

We’re glad you asked! You have to use the link at the top of this page or on our Databases page with your ACDL library card information to access Lynda.com. If you need help with the website, feel free to check out this cool video tutorial series! Like all the lessons, it comes with a searchable transcript so that you can read along or quickly find answers to your questions! We’re so excited to get to bring this amazing resource to the community! Start learning with us today by visiting  Lynda.com or checking out our other resources at the Ashtabula and Geneva Libraries and on our database page!
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Learn all about #ACDLrocks! and #MetroparksRocks! Paint a Rock! Stop at the Bookmobile during the Longest Day of Play Sat., June 23 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m., Lakeshore Park. Find a Rock! Hide a Rock! Hike the county Metroparks, find a rock, take a photo, then hide it! Rocks are labeled #ACDLRocks! and #MetroparksRocks!, with a unique number. Parks are: Harpersfield Covered Bridge, Western Reserve Greenway Trail, Eyring Wetlands, Camp Peet, Lampson Reservoir, Hatches Corners, and Blakeslee/Friends of Conneaut Creek (do not put rocks in the pollinator garden). Win a prize! Post a photo of your found rock on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtags #ACDLRocks! and #MetroparksRocks! Send your photo to info@ashtabulametroparks.com with “Rocks” in the subject line. Include your name, rock number, and the park in which it was located. For a second entry, show your posting to the Circulation desk at the Ashtabula Library or Geneva Library. Prizes will be awarded in early October. (Metroparks employees, photographers in the Parks members, and ACDL employees and their families are ineligible to participate.) Questions? Call Ashtabula Library at 440-997-9341.
  Patrons from kids to adults can learn to code If you’ve ever been interested in learning what coding is about, here’s your chance. The Ashtabula County District Library is now providing access to their Prenda coding club program through our website. Coding is the computer language used to develop websites, apps, games and computer software. Basically, it’s what tells these tech gadgets do what we want them to do when we press a button. There are different computer languages with coding and Prenda exposes users to some of the most common including; HTML/CSS, Javascript, Python and Blockly. “Prenda allows users from about eight years of age and up to learn how to code, even if they don’t know much about technology, and that’s exciting”, says Penny Neubauer, ACDL director. “This program allows students to learn at their own pace.” The Ashtabula and Geneva branches of ACDL have been holding coding clubs with students for the past two school years, with great success. The clubs began using Prenda this school year and have found that it allows new club members, as well as veterans, to learn the languages virtually effortlessly. All you need to get started is a computer and an internet connection! Check out our Database page for access! 
Check out our new databases–learn a new language, change careers, or just learn something new!
  It’s been a wonderful season of Summer Reading Club here at ACDL! Come celebrate the end of the season with us at both branches:  Geneva Library will have a picnic dinner party on the 14th from 6-7:30pm in their meeting room. Bring a picnic dinner, make some funny stories with Miss Tina, and eat cake! Prizes for all!  Ashtabula Library will celebrate with our finale on August 11th from 4-5:30pm in the community room. There will be hot dogs, chips, drinks, cake, and prizes available for all!
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