Oh My Stars!

December 16th, 2010

Have you noticed the stars on our website at the bottom of each featured title?  We don’t think they are working and we’re trying to find out why.  Everything seems to end up with three stars—does that mean that an equal number of people love it and hate it so it averages 3 stars, or that everyone thinks “eh!” and could take it or leave it? Or maybe bots and creepy crawlers are doing the ratings remotely?   Please try ranking the things you are really passionate about—you love, love, love it or it’s the worst thing you’ve read or seen all year.  We’ll keep an eye on the stars and see if they shift.

And let’s end the year on a positive note.  What’s on your list for 2010 as those things most worthy of your positive passion?  What have you read or seen or listened to this year that you think is worthy of 5 ***** stars?

Here’s my 5 star list:

– DVD–Mad Men

– CD Music–Bird in a House by Railroad Earth

– CD Book—Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes

I’ve read some good 4 star books this year such as Freedom by Jonathan Franzen and The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters, but I’m still searching for a 5 star read!  Please share your list!

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Best Library Website Ever?

August 7th, 2009

Our site is the best library site ever.

Are we a little biased?  Of course.  We put a LOT of work into our new site, and like new parents, we’re very proud.  And just like a parent with the brag book, we’re eager to tell you WHY we believe that our baby is the best new kid in town.

It’s beautiful. But this beauty is not just skin deep.  The site is easy to navigate, intuitive, searchable and well organized.  Beauty + brains!

It speaks to everyone. We have specialized information for adults, kids, teens, parents, small business owners, job seekers, penny pinchers and more.

It’s smart. Our site holds a wealth of databases, community information, helpful links and answers all put together by highly trained information specialists.

It stands by itself. 24/7 and promotes our great educational classes, cultural events, opportunities and library collections.

It’s helpful. Librarians make their great recommendations, FAQs, small business expertise, and other information is available at a click, any time.

It’s interactive. Every book, audio book, movie, CD and blog post on the site is eagerly waiting for you to comment and/or give it a star rating.

It likes to share. Found a book you want to recommend to your friend?  Click “share this” to email, post it to your Facebook, and more.

It’s fun! Pages with cool sliding displays, games for kids, tweets for teens and so many other features engage you to enjoy surfing.

– It’s young now, but it aspires to a great future.

Like any parent, we could go on and on, but what do you think?  We love our new site and hope you do, too.  Leave us your opinion below and join the conversation!

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