Library Volunteer Group

Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library needed a site to promote the value of the library and encourage its use.

When Jennifer Wiggin, the Vice President, first contacted me she explained that she needed:

a cool layout that’s easy for people to see upcoming special events

Luckily with Elegant Themes finding a cool layout for a library website is a snap. Jennifer went with Origin, a grid-based theme that has a great visual layout and tells the story of the library in thumbnail images.


Origin by Elegant Themes

The template makes it easy to create a visually interesting site. For visitors looking for a more traditional way of browsing, the left sidebar navigation provides links to all the posts and pages.

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Rollover feature

The Origin theme has a great “rollover” feature – if you hover your mouse over a particular image the description of that page pops up. This makes it super-easy for the site visitor to connect quickly to the information they’re after.

The website has allowed the library friends to advertise special events, help visitors to understand the work of the organization and even find volunteers who can apply directly through the website.

Job done!

Marilla Wex is the founder and owner of Wex Sites.