• How We Checked Out in 2017

    It has been a great year at your public library. The staff is especially proud of the following new services and accomplishments:

     

    • The library was very excited to promote our neighborhood businesses with “Spotlight on Local Businesses”. A small business brochure was created and a different business was highlighted each month with a display and giveaway. 
    • Security Library has added monthly Adult One-On-One computer help sessions,  Messy Mondays for pre-school kids, and STEAM club for grades 3-5. 
    • SPL launched the ShoutBomb App for text notification of requested items available for pickup, items coming due, fines owed and overdue items on your library card! 
    • Security Public Library teamed up with NASA for the 2017 Solar Eclipse! The library had an eclipse art contest, cookie decorating, made pin-hole projectors for the big day, and gave away over 1,000 safety glasses to community! 
    • The 19th annual Poetry Contest for kids, teens, and adults encouraged the creation of 148 original poems.
    •  “Build a Better World, READ”, the Children’s Summer Reading Program, had 1,357 children joining the program.
    • “Build a Better World, READ”, the Teen Summer Reading Program, kept 324 teens reading throughout the summer. 
    • The 2017 Fall Story Contest for kids, teens, and adults encouraged the creation of 412 original stories. 
    • The 18th annual Adult Winter Reading Program, “Warm Up With a Good Book,” had a total of 584 adult participants. 
    • SPL helped Security/Widefield “raise readers” by offering 829 storytimes, programs, and outreaches, attended by  27,760 local children. 
    • The Friends of the Security Public Library contributed $6,500 to library programs and contests. 

     

     Facts and Figures: 

     

    • The library served an estimated population of 50,000. 
    • SPL issued 2,036 new library cards, bringing the total registration to 33,989. 
    • SPL circulated 129,664 books, magazines, audio, and other materials!
    • The staff answered 61,256 informational questions. 
    • The library presented 1,000 programs that were attended by 34,774 children, teens, and adults. 
    • A total of 4,973 new items were added to the collection. 
    • The staff arranged for patrons to borrow 5,454 items from other library systems. In addition, the library lent 6,926 items to other libraries in the state.

     

          Staff: 7 full-time & 5 part-time.

           Revenues: $700,000

     

     

     

  • Board of Trustees

    Susan Graham

    Shelly Laborde, 

    Trisha Lammert, Vice-President

    Diana Leibbrandt, President 

    Patricia Nyborg 

    Kelcie O'Donnell, Secretary