June 20th Open House: Ribbon-cutting Ceremony and Café Opening
Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square
The Worcester Public Library will unveil the much anticipated state-of-the-art automated materials handling machine (AMH) among other new technologies and offerings at the Your 21st Century Library Open House on Thursday, June 20th, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Main Library Branch. Event is free and open to the public.
Event will kick off at 11:00 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with city officials, local dignitaries and special guests followed by the newly renovated Friends Bookstore opening its café: Food for Thought. Sampling of café delicacies will be offered from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Café will be open during library hours and is catered by Eric’s LaPatisserie, Worcester, MA.
Other technologies implemented include new external and internal return kiosks, self checkout kiosks and a new holds-pick up area for library materials; all to streamline and expedite services for patrons. Other event features will include tours of the library, exhibit tables featuring library services and a technology fair for demonstrations and questions about digital devices such as e-Readers, tablets and laptops.
“The streamlined and efficient capabilities of these technologies allow for expedited replenishment and availability of our library materials for our patrons. As a result we are better equipped to provide our patrons with the assistance, services and programming they are seeking and ultimately deliver the best overall experience,” comments Elizabeth Giangrande, Communications Specialist for the Worcester Public Library.
These unveilings arrive just in time for one of the library’s busiest season. Summer Reading kicked off on June 10th and runs through August 16th with numerous programs and activities planned for all ages.