Brownsville Community Library

August Librarian Report

This is a report that Librarian Sherri prepares for the City of Brownsville each month
August Librarian Report

Library Advisory Board

Librarian's Report                                                                           August 2012

Library Statistical Report for State of Oregon was completed. Highlights from this report include: 751 Registered borrowers; 19,244 physical units (books and Audios); 15,975 books were checked out; 1,834 people used our internet computers; 758 people attended 68 programs for children; 56 people attended 12 programs for young adults; 228 people attended 37 programs for adults; and 45 volunteers donated 1,505 hours to our library saving wages of $12,642. Programs at the Library include two weekly Story Times, Game Night @ Your Library, a monthly Book Club for Adults and the weekly Brownsville Stitchery Group.

A new grant for next year’s Summer Reading Program was submitted to the State Library. Anticipated is a grant for $1,000 to help pay for our 2013 Dig Into Reading Program. Sarah Glenn will continue as our Coordinator. Supporting her will be Joey Running with publicity and heading up the library entry for the Pioneer Picnic Kiddie Parade. I will also be providing background support as needed.

Here are a few facts about our library the month of August 2012.  We have received 48 new books for the library.  Volunteers donated 189.25 hours to our library.  There were 1,320 materials checked-out.  453 Adult Fiction Books; 125 Adult Non-Fiction Books; 93 Audio Books; 111 Children’s Books; 271 Junior Books; 98 Junior Reference Books and 47 Large Print Books.  The following is a chart detailing circulation records for the past three years. I find the ebb and flow of circulation interesting and hope you will too.

2011/12

2010/11

2009/10

July

1515

1231

1428

August

1470

1117

1225

September

1147

1075

1311

October

1374

1078

1146

November

1195

1105

1053

December

1298

895

1033

January

1266

1060

1170

February

1432

1025

1168

March

1480

1266

1307

April

1147

1166

1285

May

1368

1158

1119

June

1026

1146

1058

Total Books

15718

13322

14303

Respectfully submitted,

Sherri Lemhouse,

Librarian