Be A Benefactor: The Campaign for the New Enfield Public Library

by Lara Maville
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Enfield Public Library Mailer

I have always loved going to the library. From wanting to renew an audio copy of Peter and The Wolf (on an LP) over and over again, to looking at the picture books, to researching a report, to studying for a big test. Some of my best design ideas came to life in the library. Of course, nowadays you can sit at home and do all your research right in the comfort of your dining room, living room, home office, or where ever else you can get wifi. But libraries offer much more than just books. There's the quiet (most of the time); the lack of distraction from sitting at home where laundry needs to be done and dogs need to be walked; the comfy chair next to a coffee table to with a nice stack of books to go through. And, of course, there's the books! Lots of books, old books, new books, audio books, magazines. So many books, so little time.

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Silloway Maple Launches E-Commerce Website

by Lara Maville
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Silloway Maple Website

I recently heard someone say that a website is the cheapest store you'll ever own. While I didn't do the math (not my strong point - I'm an art major after all) I would probably agree. With an online store, the up front costs include design, development, domain registration, and hosting. Hosting plans vary depending on the website requirements (does it need to be secure, an online store, etc). Designer and developer costs can also be across the board depending on who you contract. Once your site is up, you continue to pay for the hosting and domain. All said, certainly this is less expensive than owning and operating a brick and mortar store.

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