Sherborn Library Launches New Website
The Sherborn Library is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, at sherbornlibrary.org. This full-scale redesign of the Sherborn Library website was made possible through a $20,000 grant awarded by the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation to the Friends of the Sherborn Library. “We are so excited to provide the wide Sherborn Library community with this enhanced 'online’ experience," said Library Director Elizabeth Johnston. “And we are delighted by the way the redesigned website reflects the aesthetic of our soon-to-open renovated and expanded Sherborn Library. What makes the design of this website so very special is the countless hours of staff and volunteer committee work, along with the outreach to youth, elder, and user-group representatives who helped design and test-drive its ease and functionality. This community involvement is what the Middlesex Foundation grant program intended to inspire."
Visitors to the new website will be greeted by a clean, fresh look that incorporates the sensibility and palette anticipated in the renovated and expanded Library. The website’s improved performance will help patrons find information about the Library’s programs, services and collections quickly and easily. The site’s responsive, flexible design works across devices. “This redesigned website will serve the community well, placing the Library events calendar, museum pass reservations, digital resources and more at our virtual fingertips,” said Kristiina Almy and Jennifer Searle, members of the Library Trustees Community Outreach committee.
The centerpiece of the Sherborn Library’s physical renovation and expansion project is a new wing, which will house a dedicated children’s room and a new ‘tree house’ program room designed to draw in natural light and create a sense of open environment. Below, the Library addition’s lower level will house a community hall and gallery as well as adjacent conference rooms. The latest project schedule provided to the Library Building Committee estimates a July completion date.
As construction continues, the Sherborn Library remains in its temporary home across Sanger Street at the Sherborn Community Center. There, the Library staff continues to work hard, keeping the Library running without interruption and offering a wide range of programming for patrons of all ages.
For more information about the renovation project, to view renderings and project FAQs, and to review minutes from the Library Building Committee and Trustee meetings, please visit the new Library website at sherbornlibrary.org. Project updates can also be found at www.sherbornma.org.