Libraries offer many services to their local communities. Not only do they lend books and movies to the local residents, they provide internet access, reading programs, meet and greets with authors, and aid in research of all kinds. Unfortunately, because of many factors in a changing society, there is less and less need to travel to the local library to gather information, or even to get a book or movie. Libraries are adapting to the changing times by offering more of their services online, offering internet access and in some cases the ability to download books and movies. Now, with custom flash drives for libraries, local libraries can advertise, fundraise and provide a valuable tool to the community at the same time.
Flash drives are valuable in all aspects of life, regardless of occupation, age, hobby or lifestyle. The various ways a flash drive can be used to organize, back up, transfer and save all kinds of important files for people make them indispensable in today’s world. Since libraries offer most of their services for free, they rely heavily on fundraisers, donations and support from the towns in which they operate. With tight budgets and a lot of funding cuts, libraries need a way to get more creative in their fundraising efforts. Personalized USB drives are the perfect solution for a library to raise some extra cash. A custom flash drive with the library’s logo or name on it is a useful tool for patrons to utilize both at the library and in other daily activities. It creates exposure for the library, and can be done as an ongoing fundraiser – simply sell the flash drives right at the library whenever anyone needs one.
Students especially can benefit from the use of a personalized flash drive from their local or school library – they can save their school work and any research materials they obtain while at the library right on the USB drive and carry it wherever they go. With the internet, it is becoming easier and easier to gather information without riffling through hundreds of pages and several different books. Not everything is available on the internet though, and sometimes all that information can be even more difficult to sift through than just looking it up in a book. Many people opt to photocopy the relevant information and reference it later. Why not go green and offer scanning services instead of copying? Then the information can be put onto a custom flash drive, with the library logo or information on it, and referenced at a later date. Since some information will undoubtedly also come from the internet, the user can save all the information in one place, easily organized on the flash drive, whether it’s from a website or a book!
A big trend in the book industry is online and computer access to novels. Many libraries are adapting to this by offering a rental of an electronic version of the book. Patrons can download the latest hot novel or an old favorite onto a custom flash drive they’ve gotten from the library and have access to the book wherever they have a computer. The USB drive and subsequent usage saves money for the libraries because they don’t need to purchase as many copies of a popular book, and also it cuts down on the wait time for the latest must-read book for anxious readers.
In the modern age of technology, it is difficult to avoid the need for some kind of electronic file at some point during the day. Flash drives are a great way to keep these files – whether they are for information gathering purposes, important documents or a book - organized and in one place without printing off hundreds of pages for a hard copy. At the same time, with a library logo on the USB drive, the library gets its brand out into the community, especially when the flash drive is shared with friends, classmates or family members. Since flash drives are relatively inexpensive and can be used in so many ways, they make a great fundraiser to compensate for less funding and fewer donations that many libraries are facing. Custom flash drives from Pexagon Technology are a great way to promote reading and education, the local community and going green, all while benefiting the local library!