Look up library events on Echo

Delaware County District Library patrons can now find events at their local branch by simply asking Alexa. 

The library system has a new offering that allows Amazon Echo users to access happenings at all four of its branches through Alexa, the wireless device’s virtual assistant. DCDL officials said in the announcement they believe the Alexa Skill is a unique offering among libraries. It was developed by patron Avneet Sarang, who works at Pellucent Technologies, a Central Ohio tech consulting company.

Patrons can enable the skill on their Echo through Amazon’s website or the app for Alexa. The library unveiled the new technology Aug. 9. 

For more information, check out a story from sister publication ThisWeek Community News or go to delawarelibrary.org.