Some Facts to Consider

The following are some figures comparing 2007 (the last time the library went to voters with a funding proposition) and 2019.

Our Access to Services Has Grown

2007: open 25 hours a week; 1 librarian & 1 page

2019: open 36 hours a week; 1 library director & 3 clerks

Our Collection Has Grown

2007: 7,503 adult books 4,731 children’s books; 74 audiobooks; 221 videos and DVDs; 0 electronic books

2019: 9,270 adult books; 6,142 children’s books; 446 audiobooks; 747 DVDs; 7,318 electronic books

Our Circulation Has Grown

2007: 872 items borrowed from other libraries; 1,611 items loaned to other libraries; 11,845 total circulation

2019: 4,197 items borrowed; 2,043 items loaned; 16,812 total circulation

Our Programming Has Grown

2007: 0 adult programs; 0 teen programs; 43 children / family programs; 43 total programs; 653 total program attendance

2019: 32 adult programs; 19 early literacy programs; 7 teen programs; 119 children / family programs; 73 early literacy programs; 158 total programs; 2,125 total program attendance

Our Expenses Have Grown

2007: Salaries & benefits – $16,433; Insurance costs – $2,261; Automation Fees – $2,620

2019: Salaries & benefits – $37,482; Insurance Costs – $3,576; Automation Fees – $6,780 (2020 fee)