As the days grow longer and the ground begins to thaw, I reflect upon accomplishments of our Staff, Board of Trustees, Friends of the Library, and our volunteers. Due to the efforts of our customer service and acquisitions teams, statistics show that Library circulation of physical materials has increased. In 2018, the Library circulated 176,357 items, up from 165,815 the previous year. Digital circulation is on the rise, as well. Library patrons checked out more than 22,000 items, up by over 1,000 from last year. The Library held 732 programs with 12,973 adults, children, tweens, and teens in attendance, up slightly from the previous year. Kudos to our programming staff and thank you for your patronage.
To conclude, the Library LED lighting project has been completed. We welcome you to stop in and see your brighter, more energy efficient Library. Plans are underway to renovate our meeting rooms (A and B) located in the lower level of the Library. If you have a suggestion that would improve our meeting spaces, please let us know. We are always open to your comments, ideas, and suggestions.