QR codes show up all over the place now. They are those "crazy crossword puzzle-looking" images that portray a web address as a unique black and white graphic image. Anyone with a mobile device (and a QR reader app) can scan the image and get connected to the website it represents thus saving the user the challenge of typing the web address itself.
Here's how it's done:
- Find a free QR code generator online (There are lots of them, like Kaywa, for example.)
- Copy your library's web address - the full URL. ( like this http://www.librarything.com/catalog/Langley_Presbyterian for example.)
- Paste the URL into the QR code generator's text box (or follow the instructions they provide)
- Click a button to generate the code ( or follow the instructions they provide.)
- You should end up with a code, like the one shown here, which you can copy, paste and resize for your church bulletin, library brochures or posters.
- Of course, test it out before you print 100's of them!