About the Library
Message from the Director
During this time of year we tidy up our spaces, organize our things, and begin to spend time outside again. In the Library, we gather statistics from the previous year for an online annual state report. The new figures demonstrate a rise in total circulation, with digital titles having the most gains. OverDrive (eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines) circulation in 2019 was 23,060- up 3,000 titles from the previous year. Hoopla (on demand lending of movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, phone or TV) has also experienced an uptick in usage. If you are interested in learning more about either one of these digital lending platforms, please call the Library and we will schedule a one-on-one Book a Librarian appointment to assist you.
Because of your support, our Library program attendance increased as well. Last year, 14,255 children, tweens, teens, and adults attended a variety of programs from book groups to coding clubs. The Library also hosts public meetings for various local community groups, free of charge. In 2019, we hosted 289 community meetings, which served over 3,000 patrons and visitors. Last September our meeting rooms were closed for renovation. The Library’s newly remodeled spaces are now equipped with USB charging ports, whiteboard walls, Bluetooth speakers, and a 75 inch interactive display on a mobile cart. Please contact us to reserve one of our newly renovated meeting spaces for your community meeting.
Due to the shift from traditional library materials to digital offerings, librarians have been tasked with the re-envisioning of library collections and spaces. This re-envisioning includes our Library of Things– a collection of non-traditional library items that complement the Huron Public Library's mission to provide to the city and Erie County free access to the widest possible variety of information and to encourage the existence of intellectual and cultural life within this area. This collection features: Literacy Launchpads (pre-loaded tablets with content for kids), puzzles for both children and adults, ukuleles, Wi-Fi hotspots, Literacy Backpacks, Nebula Capsule portable projectors, and headphones and cell phone chargers for in-house use. For more information on our Library of Things, stop by the Circulation Desk or call the Library.
Thank you for your patronage and we hope to see you soon.
333 Williams St.
Huron, Ohio 44839