Chromebook glitch fixed at Franklin Park library
Updated: September 27, 2012 12:41PM
FRANKLIN PARK —
Chromebooks are again welcome in the Franklin Park Public Library.
The new computers were issued to all 3,400 students in Leyden School District 212 earlier this month and have always been welcome at the public library. It’s just that during the last few days, the computers were unable to access the library’s Wi-Fi system to connect to the Internet.
The problem had to do with a conflict between the content filtering system at District 212, which prevents students from accessing inappropriate websites, and the library’s own security system.
“It’s important that no matter where the students are located, they play by our rules and are protected by content filters,” District 212 Technology Director Bryan Weinert said.
District and library technicians connected and fixed the problem. As of Aug. 17, Leyden students could access the library’s Wi-Fi system, Teen Librarian Joyce Arellano said.
Arellano said she’s seen at least 10 students a day show up with Chromebooks since school started on Aug. 14. Many are students she’s never seen before, which Arellano thinks is great.
“We can introduce them to resources and databases we have,” Arellano said. “We just got a couple databases that would be useful to them. There’s new programming and a teen space called ‘the square.’ They can sit with their friends and collaborate on homework.”