Tuesday, 13 May 2014

We welcome Renmark Paringa

The Renmark library joined the consortium on Monday - 3 days earlier than planned.  This came about because the library had closed to get some other physical changes made, such as new carpet etc.  Therefore they have not had to operate in "offline" mode.  By not having offline files to load etc they were able to move straight to Symphony when they re-opened to the public on Monday.  

Getting Renmark online is a real milestone for the project and the Riverland region.  We have finished the rollout to all "Riverland" libraries, so local customers can have a true One Card feel of using their card at any local library.  Also, Renmark was the last of the libraries we designate as a "C" library to come online.  (C libraries are country libraries which are not School Community Libraries.)

The team has been working for a few months with some Lower Murray libraries & we will therefore welcome Mannum & Swan Reach in coming weeks.

The Renmark Enterprise site is here.

Update: Maxine has sent us through some great photos of their renovated library as well as some comments about what they've been up to.  She wrote, "We were extremely excited to 'go live' 3 days early especially since this meant we didn't have any offline days at all! While our data was extracted and loaded we took the opportunity to get stuck into some major renos in the library which included new carpet, repainting and then demolishing the library toilets to rebuild along with the addition of a new storeroom.

We reopened with a whole new look and a new library system. The day was then celebrated with plenty of blue and white balloons and a blue and white lolly buffet to keep members busy while we issued them with new cards.

Our thanks go to our wonderful project team especially Sue who has been amazing and Jo, James, Cathy, Matt, Bob and Brad."
New carpet, new paint & a great archway!

The Dr Seuss quote behind the desk says
The more that you read,
the more things you will know
The more that you learn
the more places you'll go.

Library staff Maxine Hodgson, Heidi Obst & Tracey Jaensch

Library Staff Deb Axon, Heidi Obst & Maxine Hodgson

New carpet in the children's library

The ubiquitous blue lollies!

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