VISITOR FRIENDLY AWARD - Executive Director of the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library accepted the Visitor Friendly Award during the 2016 Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce Business Awards held on Friday evening at the Community Centre.

Visitor Friendly Award: Sylvan Lake Library recognized for informative initiatives

In a tourism tailored town, being a visitor friendly organization plays a vital role in day to day operations.

In a tourism tailored town, being a visitor friendly organization plays a vital role in day to day operations.

The Sylvan Lake Municipal Library was recognized during the 2016 Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for strides taken by staff to ensure their Establishment is as informative, helpful and accessible as possible to visitors.

For the Library’s Executive Director, Caroline Vandriel having been bestowed the Visitor Friendly Award was an immense honour.

“The big thing has been our placement in town beside the Visitor Information Centre, so whenever they are closed we see significant traffic coming through,” “Visitors will say, ‘We see they’re closed, what can you tell me about this?”

“So front desk staff have gotten very good at giving directions and making suggestions as to where people should eat, that sort of thing.”

In addition, the Library has seen great success with their community bulletin boards, which are free of charge to post on and offer visitors a great place to come in learn more about what’s happening in Sylvan Lake.

An extension of their hours during the summer months to accommodate Friday Farmer’s Markets was another successful initiative in the strive to be as accessible to visitors as possible and saw an increase in traffic in correlation with the decision.

Vandriel explained being a library in a tourism town can vary from other libraries.

“We require more staff in the summer that’s for sure, so it can be a bit tricky at times,” said Vandriel. “But we do the best we can and when some one is coming in from outside Sylvan Lake, we try to be as informative as possible and tell them about how they are able to use library cards from their own towns right here in our library.”

Also nominated for the Visitor Friendly Award was Bayshore Market and Bukwildz.

editor@sylvanlakenews.com

 

Just Posted

NDP Leader Rachel Notley stops in Red Deer on campaign trail

Notley promises hospital expansion, cath lab, pipelines and energy industry expansion

Town of Sylvan Lake looking for input on dog lake access

The Town held an open house about lake access for dogs on March 14

New high school a priority for Sylvan Lake, says Chinook’s Edge

Chinook’s Edge has prioritized a new high school in its 2020-2023 capital budget

West Central Peewee Tigers crowned SCAHL league champions

The Tigers are set to continue their dominating season at Peewee AA Provincials March 28

Five highlights in the 2019 federal budget

Latest budget includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum

European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet

Air Canada plans to remove the Boeing 737 Max from its schedule at least through July 1

Prime minister defends Liberal budget measures as sales effort gets underway

Conservatives under Andrew Scheer say it’s a spree funded by borrowing against the future

Carbon tax, oil and gas investment dominate Day 2 of Alberta campaign

NDP pledges more oil and gas processing, UCP slams provincial and federal governments on carbon tax

Another gun seized by police in Wetaskiwin

Maskwacis RCMP arrest two youths, seize firearm in Wetaskiwin

Sundre RCMP looking for 4 missing bison

A Sundre bison rancher is missing four bison from January and RCMP ask for help from the public

Targeted methane emission cut rules estimated to save billions, says CERI study

Federal government has proposed regulations for methane emission reductions from oil and gas sector

Celina Caesar-Chavannes quits Liberal caucus, sits as independent MP

The Whitby, Ont., MP has been a vocal supporter of Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott

Politicians hitting the road for votes in Alberta election campaign

NDP Leader Rachel Notley and United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney have officially launched campaigns

Most Read