First Posted: 7/19/2012 8:28:52 AM | Last Updated: 7/19/2012 8:29:13 AM
LAFAYETTE -- Greater Lafayette Commerce announces a ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Technology Center for the Tippecanoe County Public Library, at 627 South St. at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 21.
This space was a result of a vision to build a flexible, technology-rich center for learning, research, training, collaboration and content production. The event will feature technology demonstrations, refreshments and surprises in the newly constructed area of the downtown library.
Guests will experience the all the center’s features including Digital Arts Suite, Videoconferencing Suite, Language Arts Suite and Family Digital Suite.
“As the vision evolved during board planning, we realized the technology center would need its own name and identity,” said county librarian Jos Holman. “After discussing several possibilities, four names were recommended to the board. Board members unanimously and rather quickly decided this new space should be identified as The Portal.”
Visitors will enjoy open space equipped with a combination of PCs, laptops, and tablets that will greatly expand public Internet-enabled access. Conveniences include a shared printer, multiple power outlets, and casual seating with pervasive wi-fi. Knowledgeable and approachable staff members with well-developed user instruction skills will assist customers. The Portal will be open to patrons Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information call 765-429-0117 or visit them online at www.tcpl.lib.in.us .
About Greater Lafayette Commerce: Headquartered at 337 Columbia St. in Lafayette, Greater Lafayette Commerce, whose roots go back nearly 85 years, is a nonprofit membership organization supported by local industries and governments. Its mission is to advance economic and community prosperity for a superior quality of life.