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Sacramento Public Library Launches Its Newly Designed Website

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sacramento Public Library is proud to unveil its newly designed website at www.saclibrary.org. New features such as major search improvements and a cleaner and more modern design will connect thousands of patrons not only to books and media but also to events, research tools, self-publishing tools, and event facilities.

Library staff worked with PMC, a Rancho Cordova–based municipal services agency, to simplify and streamline the website, which is viewed by more than 356,000 library visitors per month. The new website features improved navigation and site search to connect Sacramento readers to their favorite books and stories before they even leave the house. This includes a "virtual shelf" of recommended books, a revolving slideshow of library events and services, and an online library newsletter to which the public may subscribe for free.

"We looked at many other library sites and incorporated strategies that would benefit our patrons. I love how it looks now! People can now find what they're looking for easily, and it's easier for our staff to manage," said Rivkah K. Sass, library director.

"The new library website helps promote our upcoming events, news bulletins, and new and existing services with large slideshows on the main pages that are easy to display and manage. It's now easier to search for particular library events, and we can display events just for kids or teens on their web pages," stated Amy Calhoun, electronic resources librarian.

About PMC

Established in 1995, PMC is a full-service municipal services consulting firm with expertise in a broad range of planning, environmental, finance, urban design and revitalization, public outreach, and sustainability services. PMC has offices throughout the western United States. For additional information about PMC, visit www.pmcworld.com.

About the Sacramento Public Library

The Sacramento Public Library Authority has 28 locations and a bookmobile that serve more than 1.3 million residents in the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova, and Sacramento, as well as in the unincorporated areas of the County of Sacramento. The Library circulates more than 8 million items annually to over 670,000 library card holders. The library catalog has over 494,000 book titles with more than 1.77 million items that include books for children and adults, magazines, newspapers, compact discs, DVDs, audiobooks, eReaders, and eBooks.

MEDIA CONTACT: Don Burns (916) 264-2920 dburns@saclibrary.org

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