For many years, WGBY has made its vast collection of PBS content available to educators throughout Western Massachusetts, giving direct access to over 2,000 DVD/Blu-ray discs for classroom viewing. Now, the general public will be able to enjoy this growing content — for free with just a library card.
The launch of the WGBY Collection at the Springfield’s Central Branch, 220 State Street, is May 24 at 1:00pm and we’d love you to join us there if you can.
In the past, the WGBY Video Lending Library Service maintained a database of over 4,500 teachers (Prek – 12) and loaned more than 4,000 pieces of media. With WGBY’s partnership with the Springfield City Library, the content will now be cataloged along with other C/W MARS (Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing) materials, circulating among 149 member libraries with online reservation access to more than 1 million registered borrowers.
Titles in the Collection will include PBS series such as Nova, Frontline, Masterpiece Theater, and American Experience as well as titles from other producers, including NASA and the Annenberg Math Libraries.
Mention the partnership with the Springfield City Library and our collection of DVD and Blu-ray filled being relocated to the stacks of the city’s Central Branch (220 State Street)
inviting anyone to attend the launch/ribbon cutting on Tuesday, May 24th at 1pm
From Primetime: [ALSO SEE V’s attached P Release]
WGBY Partners with
Springfield City Library
For many years, WGBY has made its vast collection of PBS content
available to educators throughout Western Massachusetts
(Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire Counties). This WGBY
Video Lending Library Service has given educators direct access to over
2,000 DVD/Blu-ray discs for classroom viewing. Now, the general public
will be able to enjoy the same content—for free with just a library card.
In partnership with Springfield
City Library, the WGBY DVDs
and Blu-ray discs are moving
to the stacks at the city’s
Central Branch location on
220 State Street in Springfield.
Moreover, the WGBY Video
Lending Library Service is now
being called the WGBY
Collection at the Springfield City Library. The transition takes place mid-
May 2016, with a press conference scheduled for Tuesday, May 24.
“Thanks to the Springfield City Library and the American Graduate
program, WGBY can broaden the impact of our content,” explains Vanessa
Pabón-Hernandez, WGBY’s director of community engagement and
education. “It is exciting that the public will now be able to enjoy our
video collection. At the same time, we want to re-emphasize to teachers
that the content remains available to them for their use in the classroom.”
Titles in the WGBY Collection at Springfield City Library will include such
popular PBS series as Nova, Frontline, Masterpiece Theatre, and American
Experience as well as titles from other producers, including NASA and the
Annenberg Math Libraries.
EXPANDING TO C/W MARS
Springfield City Library
220 State Street, Springfield
and Press Release for content example you can use.)