Monday, July 26, 2010

More, more, more!

As if the covers in the carousels/boxes aren't enough to entice you into more reading, more listening and more watching, we also have lots and lots of newsletters which provide great recommendations, too!

What, haven't heard? Well, here's how to find this treasure:

Newsletters are offered in lots of different topics, from childrens to adults. Interested in business titles? There's a newsletter. Want to keep up on childrens chapter books? You'll find a newsletter! Newsletters are issued at different times during the month so, depending on what you are subscribing to, you may receive more than one a month. Each title also links to our website so you can easily put them in your cart. The easiest way to keep current is to subscribe; you only need an email to get started!

Personally, I really like the Lifestyles newsletter. While I'll admit to not being the most devoted non-fiction reader, I really like the cookbooks!

Take a look and let me know what you think!

Monday, July 19, 2010

More New Stuff!

Is it hot enough outside for you? Thinking of staying indoors just to prevent heat stroke? Then check out the website where we provide all manner of new titles for you to peruse!

As you know, we created more Coming Soon material based on popular demand. The top carousel box on the home page says Coming Soon and its box is filled with titles which will be..... arriving shortly. You can also click on "books," "movies," and "music" inside of the carousel. Where does this take you? To more coming soon in all of these formats!

For instance, the Coming Soon Books provides a list of titles either coming soon or newly arrived. Depending on when we feature it and its arrival date, it could be in your hands quickly! On the left hand side of this page, you will find more lists of interest such as award winners, bestselling, coming soon, recently ordered and new & notable. Under "movies" and "music" you can find coming soon, recently ordered and new & notable.

We're always working to provide you with great reading, listening and watching opportunities and we hope these lists give you further access to parts of the collection via the website.

Let us know how you like these lists or if you have questions about them! In the meantime, check out a good book/movie/cd and stay out of the heat!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Knock, knock

No this isn't quite a game of "who's there?" - but a call to ask you about where you find reading, listening and watching recommendations from....... is your neighbor when you chat at the mailbox, is it the newspaper which provides reviews? We're dying to know! Why? Well, the new website provides for posting recommendations - from staff or from patrons. When you click on Staff Picks in the browse boxes from Books, Movies or Music you see a page of names and reading interests.

  • Is this page useful to you?
  • Do you find recommendations by staff name?
  • Prefer to find interests by reading or movie watching genres instead?

We have lots of questions around recommendations in order to present this page of picks to you better based on your needs.

If you have a few minutes, please take our Getting Recommendations survey. We're happy to hear from you!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Fourth of July!

I don't know about you but I've heard enough fireworks to last me awhile. Lots of noise going on in the neighborhood!

In the world of website work, we are working on import of records and import of covers. We hope you see more covers on items. Just because there is not a cover, you should be able to place the item on hold. Even if you don't see a complete description, you should be able to place the item on hold.

Oh - and because we just celebrated a holiday - you can find our holiday closure information in the footer. Look under the Library heading to find the dates during the year in which our facilities are closed.