Wednesday, April 25, 2007


We've recently set up a Flickr account where we plan to put lots of pictures of our wonderful library. Anyone can look at our photo collection by pointing their browser to:

By putting our pictures on Flickr we are not only able to share them with all of you, we can also pull them onto our own website in fun and interesting ways.

To see an example, take a look at the Photo Gallery on the Events page of our website.

I set this gallery up using a PictoBrowser. Anyone with public images on Flickr can get a PictoBrowser by providing a bit of account information and specifying which pictures to include. The PictoBrowser tool will generate a bit of code that you can insert into the source code for your blog or for most other web pages. So if you didn't feel like browsing away from this page, here's that same PictoBrowser:

If you're not into code, that's cool, too. Just enjoy the pictures.

In the future, we'll be adding more, and we'll also be looking for ways to incorporate your images, maybe by creating some Flickr groups.

More to come…

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

About This Blog

The purpose of the "HCH Web Weaver" blog is to keep patrons of the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton, Connecticut up do date on our ever expanding web-based services.

Our recent upgrade to the Destiny catalog, for example, has made it possible for you, the patron, to manage aspects of your own account—from checking to see when your books are due to renewing the items you have out.

Look here in the future for details about how to get the most out of our current and upcoming services.

Love your library!