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Posted on: November 4, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Navigating Your Way

Navigating Your Way

If you haven’t noticed already, the Horicon Public Library has a new website that went live in mid-October. Our last site was on a Wordpress platform and the site itself hosted by our library system.  Late in 2015, the City of Horicon made the bold move to upgrade what was offered to our community in the way of a website, and the Library saw an opportunity to hitch a ride on the technology train.  With a minimal investment, our library’s website is now on a more sophisticated platform hosted by CivicPlus, a company specializing in municipal sites.  We now have access to many features we hope you’ll find useful.

The layout is slightly different from our old site, but all the information is still here. We’ve tried to make the site as user-friendly as possible by adding links in both the navigation bar and the quick links bar under the slideshow to help you find the information you need as quickly as possible. Clicking on quick links will take you directly to the library catalog, the state digital library, our calendar, requests, and frequently needed resources.  We’re also using some space on our home page to do double duty as an alternative way to get library news out to the public.

There has been a bit of confusion over the “Create an Account” and “Sign In” bar at the top of the screen which is not connected to your library account. You do not need to create an account to view any of the material on the website.  Users will need to use this bar to create a separate City account which will allow you to interact with certain features of the website, such as when you want to communicate with city leaders or get notified of additions to the library’s calendar of events.

The website is and will always be a work in progress aiming towards our goal of increasing access to more information and materials for all. We welcome constructive criticism making us aware of how patrons use the site so we can continue to make improvements based on user feedback. Take a quick click tour.

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