Peabody library having a busy summer, director says

The Peabody Township Library is experiencing a busy summer, according to Rodger Charles, director.

Beginning July 1, thanks to a partnership with USD 398, the library received 50 megabits per second worth of fiber optic bandwidth donated to the library by Eagle Communications.

“Once our contract expired with the current internet provider, we dropped our original 10 MBPS and now are offering the 50 MBPS to the community,” Rodgers said.

The bandwidth is available 24 hours a day, and should allow for expanding technology in Peabody Town­ship.

On Saturday, July 29, the library will be showing a movie in the basement starting at 9 a.m. for those who came to the summer reading program.

An additional service available at the library is a license that allows movies from several different major production companies to be shown without copyright violation.

Movies are shown on a new Smart TV with an external speaker system to enhance the viewing experience.

Several clients from West­view Manor in Peabody arranged for the first private showing.

Rodgers said Wray Roof­ing will be replacing part of the library roof within the next couple of weeks, which should be the last construction project for the year.