Blog as Library Home Page

Welcome to the out-of-the-box content management revolution, Meadville Public Library! While not the first library to use weblog software as the underpinnings for a library web site, MPL has done a very nice job designing a clean, easy-to-use, and attractive library web site using WordPress. The home page and library departments are dynamic, using the weblog as the source of the content — library news and information — and secondary pages (Ask a Librarian, policies, etc.) are static. But all managed by the weblog software.
I was particularly struck by the Children’s Room, one of the library’s departments, has a much more colorful and entertaining design than the home page, as befits the part of the library for youngsters. The blog content is links to children’s’ author’s web pages — a clever use of the blog, and something that will clearly draw young reader’s attention more than announcements or library information ever would.
Since it’s a blog, of course, community members can subscribe to the latest news from the main, children’s, fiction, and “main floor” (new books) via their favorite aggregator.

[Via nerdcore.]