Rhome Public Library received a $7,286 grant from the Tocker Foundation to automate the library’s catalog.
The Tocker Foundation provides grants to rural libraries.
The grant paid for Dr. Sian Brannon, the assistant dean of collection management at the University of North Texas, and a team of UNT volunteers to come to the Rhome library on a Saturday and input nearly 3,000 books into the new automated system. The library’s catalog came fully online by early July.
The system, Apollo, allows library customers to view the full catalog at their own homes and also speeds up the check-out process.