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Wilton Library Launches New Digital Signage to Communicate and Connect with Community

Wilton Library is pleased to announce the launch of new digital signage throughout the library building that will be used to communicate and connect with the community. The digital signs will showcase and promote the library’s extensive array of programs, resources, and services, providing real-time, up to the minute information for all library patrons, visitors, program attendees and the entire Wilton community.

Wilton Library’s digital signage project was funded by a generous grant of nearly $16,000 from Wilton Kiwanis Club. “We deeply appreciate the generosity of Wilton Kiwanis Club for funding this important initiative. Truthfully, I have wanted to implement this project for a long time and I am absolutely thrilled that it has finally come to fruition, thanks to the Club’s support,” said Elaine Tai-Lauria, Executive Director of Wilton Library. “These digital signs are a fresh, engaging, and contemporary way to inform our patrons and visitors of all of the wonderful things that the library has to offer. Being able to promote our excellent programs, resources, and services in this way will broaden our reach to a wider audience and therefore augment our ability to efficiently provide information to our community,” said Tai-Lauria.

“As the longest established service club in our town, the Wilton Kiwanis Club has a legacy of providing service and supporting community organizations since the early

 

1950s,” said Greg Chann, past president of Wilton Kiwanis Club who led the funding effort. “Most recently, our successful annual fundraising with the Pumpkin Patch and the Citrus Sale has allowed us not only to fulfill many grant requests, but engage in a newer initiative of supporting a yearly signature community building project in town.  We are most pleased that this year we have been able to fully underwrite Wilton Library’s Digital Signage project,” said Chann.

At Wilton Kiwanis Club’s invitation, Wilton Library submitted a grant request proposal that outlined the need for digital signage, a budget plan, and implementation timeline. The library emphasized its goal to use digital signage to deliver timely and relevant messaging efficiently and maximize awareness of its offerings through increased visibility. Another goal was to replace paper-based bulletin boards throughout the library and employ an environmentally friendly “greener” solution that minimizes the use of paper for publicity.

The library plans to install five new digital signs in total, to be strategically placed throughout the building. They will be located at the Circulation Desk, in the Children’s Library, in the Teen Services area, near the Adult Reference desk, and by the front entrance. The library was also able to purchase a sixth free-standing mobile monitor, thanks to the Kiwanis grant.

Thomas Kozak, Technology Manager of Wilton Library, is currently working with the library’s Building Operations team to install the monitors. “One of the things I love about Wilton Library is being able to re-examine how to best serve the community, and find new solutions that take advantage of up-to-date technology. These high-quality displays will really improve the experience of visiting the library - making it easier for patrons to get timely information about library programs, resources, and other news in a visually compelling way. I've been working closely with our Marketing Communications Manager to create content for the launch, and the signage platform will really streamline our ability to deliver messaging as well. We are all excited about this project and extremely grateful to Wilton Kiwanis Club for making it possible,” said Kozak.

Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road in the heart of Wilton Center. For more information, please visit www.wiltonlibrary.org or call (203) 762-3950.

 

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