Sunday, September 23, 2012

Changes to our website

We have been working to improve our new (actual over a year old now) website for the Hutchinson Public Library.  As we create new content and make some changes, I hope you will send us feedback.

The first couple of changes we've made to the home page are circled in red in the picture below:
There is now a rotating book shelf (Newest Arrivals) that shows a selection of the newest acquisitions each week.  You can click the jacket art and go directly to the library's catalog to place requests for the items.  This tool is provided by Wowbrary!.  You can also sign up to receive a weekly Wowbrary! email newsletter that includes not only the items shown on the rotating shelf, but every new item added each week.

The other red circle is highlighting a feed from our HPL Reader Reviews website.  These are books reviewed by HPL patrons.  You can participate by sending in reviews of your own to me at  We would love to continue expanding this resource as a reader's advisory tool for everyone to use.

There is also a new repository for the latest press releases from the library.  Here will be a place to find detailed information about significant news, programs, and new services at HPL.  You can find it by clicking Programs & Services on the menu bar and looking under the Programs & Events list.

Please let us know what you think about the changes and give usany suggestions you might have!

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