Technology is a part of our everyday lives with the accessibility of smartphones, tablets, and comparable devices. Your Abilene Public Library understands the value of mobile technology and we're frequently asked to assist patrons in learning to use theirs to the fullest. This blog series will look at some popular apps you can take advantage of to get the most out of your devices, and like your library services, each will be FREE to take advantage of.
Many library staff were first introduced to RAIDS (Regional Data & Information Data Sharing) Online, thanks to training we received from the Abilene Police Department. Available through an app, as well as online, is a free way to view public crime maps. Sharing information with the public, law enforcement is able to be more transparent with what goes on in your area, allowing citizens to easily search for information. Abilene participates in this service, powered by BAIR Analytics, so you have the ability to access crime information in your area.