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Life at the Library

Bobby’s excited first-time parents
look to the library as the
best first resource to give Bobby a
solid foundation for learning.

Enriching programs like Story Time for Scooters, Mother Goose on the Loose, Little Scientists Summer Reading, Play and Learn and important partnerships through the Family Connections Library engage kids ages 0-5, help parents give their children what they need to thrive and get young minds ready to read. Over 270 story times were held, and nearly 50,000 people attended children's programs at the library.

Wednesdays are Bobby’s favorite day! School
dismisses early and he heads straight to the library.

Tablets4Tots and large surface computers make the library a place kids want to spend time. Special programs like Mini-Camps on early dismissal school days and the Fizz, Boom, Read! summer reading program encourage kids to read, explore and learn beyond the classroom.

Bobby made unexpected friendships at the library by volunteering
for the Teen Advisory Group and now he has a hand in creating
new things to do.

The Union, our space for teens, sees hundreds of visits a week from kids looking for a place to do homework, connect with friends, play games, study and hang out together. Regular programs like ITforTeens keep kids engaged and special events such as Minecraft Day, CodeDay and After Hours Awesomeness bring in hundreds of eager young adults at a time.

She said yes! Bob can’t
wait to marry Beth on
the LivingLearning Roof.

More than 100,000 people visited the library to hold meetings or celebrate special events like birthdays, anniversaries, corporate gatherings, class reunions and weddings. Fourteen couples said, “I do,” at the library, a figure that is unprecedented in our 118 year history.


July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014

Library Visitors
Program Attendance
Website Visitors
Public Computer Use
Meeting Room Use
eBook Checkouts
Items Loaned


*Totals include both locations.

Volunteering at the library with Beth
has allowed Bob to give back to his favorite
organization and
stay connected.

More than 200 people gave their free time and talents as volunteers this year for a total of more than 10,000 hours. The dollar value of this rewarding work is more than $220,000 and the benefits of this impressive contribution are shared by everyone.

Bob can’t wait to share his library with everyone who visits, especially his granddaughter Becky, who is getting a solid foundation for learning just like her grandpa.

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