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Greenwich Library Launches New Website, Offers Demo Sessions

The Greenwich Library has unveiled its new website, which features easier to use functions.
The Greenwich Library has unveiled its new website, which features easier to use functions. Photo Credit: www.greenwichlibrary.org

GRENNWICH, Conn. -- After more than two years of analysis and design, the Greenwich Library recently debuted its completely redesigned website at www.greenwichlibrary.org .

Patrons will have an opportunity to meet the new website in one of four demo sessions in the Technology Training Center on:

  • Wednesday, April 27, at 1 p.m.;
  • Friday, April 29, at 4 p.m.;
  • Tuesday, May 3 at 10 a.m., and
  • Thursday, May 5, at 2 p.m.

The updated site provides visitors with a virtual experience that is as compelling as a visit to the actual library. Large images and consistent colors and fonts are used throughout the site. The new online experience showcases the library’s diverse range of collections, services, and events.

“We know that adjusting to the new site will take time, but we’re confident that the transition will be easy as the new site reflects the best practices and structure commonly found on the most popular websites in use today,” said Barbara Ormerod-Glynn, Greenwich Library director. “We’re excited because the new site makes it so much easier for patrons to navigate and discover Library resources.”

The homepage offers a variety of easily accessible content including booklists, upcoming events, and blog posts, all designed to help patrons discover library resources. The new site also adapts to any screen size, from smart phones to tablets and from laptop to desktop.

The last comprehensive redesign of the library’s website took place six years ago. As the library added services, including a more robust online catalog, multiple digital collections, databases, and additional content, the site became unwieldy and difficult to use.

Since the last redesign, web visits have increased almost 100 percent from 1,300, 220 visits in 2009-2010 to 2,580,409 visits in 2014-2015.

The new site is built on a flexible WordPress content management system allowing library staff to quickly add content and make adjustments to the site. Content has been condensed and arranged more logically. The look of the new site is uncluttered; utilizing slideshows, accordion menus and blogs.

More information is available online at www.greenwichlibrary.org or by calling 203-622-7900.

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