Continued from page 1

When designers showed focus groups the new features, “there were audible oohs and ahs,” project manager Tammie Nelson said. Still, she wants to hear feedback on the new site to help refine it over the next year.

The library predicts many users to make the switch quickly, but some will be sad to see the THOMAS name retired.

“I actually apologized to Thomas Jefferson at his memorial,” Nelson said. “But we’ll do him right, and we’ll have a tribute when we retire the name.”




Follow Brett Zongker on Twitter at