Don’t forget…You’re Invited to the GPL’s NEW Website Launch TOMORROW!

The Guelph Public Library (GPL) is proud to launch its dramatically re-designed website at www.library.guelph.on.ca . This easy to use 24/7 virtual library welcomes a diverse range of visitors with bold new colors and dynamic design features which benefit the entire community by providing lifelong learning opportunities.

Based on usability testing with library staff and our customers, this newly enhanced site offers:
• A Multilingual Language Bar to translate library information in seven languages
• More intuitive navigation in “3” mouse clicks or less
• Unique portals for each library location including the branches, kids, & teens
• Online program registration as well as job postings
• Compliance with the Accessibility for Ontario with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Web Content Accessibility guidelines
Please join us for a website launch party from 4:30 – 5:15 PM on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at the Main Library. The library would love to share and celebrate this great achievement with you!

A special thank you goes out to our two co-op students and the GPL web development team for their culmination of efforts and hard work over the past year. The support of the Government of Ontario through the programs and services branch of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is acknowledged.

About the Guelph Public Library
The Guelph Public Library Board and staff envision a future where our customers know us, trust us, are proud of us, and inspire us. The Guelph Public Library benefits the entire community by providing lifelong learning opportunities. We believe in the freedom to read, learn and discover.

In 2011, over 1.97 million library items were borrowed by 48,500 customers. Library staff answered 96,133 questions averaging 289 questions per day, 6,861 people became library members, and 962 programs were offered (+35%) to over 24,000 participants. Every day over 300 library customers use the 34 public access computers to: connect to the internet, apply for jobs and do research on the World Wide Web.

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