Check it out
Visit forsythpl.org and click on the “Just Hit Play” banner or the “eLibrary” to get started.
Forsyth County Public Library premiered its online video streaming service Monday.
The eVideos collection features more than 7,000 educational films, documentaries, instructional videos and more.
Library cardholders can access the films from any computer with an Internet connection without downloading any special software, said Cleo Slaughter, youth services specialist.
“It’s a great resource, and we’re really excited about it,” Slaughter said. “We thought it would be a really great opportunity for our patrons, to get different forms of information out to them.”
Forsyth is the first public library system in Georgia to offer the service, she said.
The video database, contracted through Films on Demand, categorizes titles by subject matter and special collections, such as BBC, PBS and History.
“Pretty much anything you could ever want to learn about or watch, we have it available,” said Slaughter, noting that new videos will continually be added.
There’s no limit to the number of people who can stream a video from the site at one time, she said.
Users can also add videos to a list of “favorites” or embed them in presentations, which Slaughter said will be a great tool for students.
“Kids these days are so multimedia oriented as well. They like to learn in so many different ways,” she said.
“I think it’s going to be a great opportunity for teachers and schools, as well as students doing reports.”