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.
Board of Trustees
Trisha Lammert, Vice-President
Diana Leibbrandt, President
Kelcie O'Donnell, Secretary