Friday, March 21, 2008

New Bags (Biodegradable)

We had the chance to get some new plastic bags for the library recently, and so I decided to do it more eco-friendly by getting biodegradable bags, which break down much quicker instead of traditional plastic that takes decades to break down.

Of course, I wanted to call some attention to this, so I put a small burst that alerts customers top this feature.

The greatest thing is that, after much price-searching, I was able to get these bags at nearly the same cost as the non-eco-friendly bags we have used in previous years.

Wi-Fi Available Here

The library just finished this massive project to get "wi-Fi" in all of our branches (22 branches) so people can surf the web via laptop when they are in any of the branches. This was a huge undertaking and is a great step forward technologically speaking.

Who would have thought ten years ago that the library would offer free internet, on demand, without cables.

Of course, we needed a sticker to help alert people of this new service, so I have designed a symbol that is easily recognizable. The sticker will be double-sided so it can be viewed from inside the window and outside and will be placed inside the glass so that people can't scratch it off as easily.

All Fairfax Reads Stickers

This is the All Fairfax Reads sticker that I made recently. These stickers will go on most of the copies of the book that was chosen (The Uncommon Reader).

I think we have ordered about 2,000 of these which will last about 3 years.