Brownsville Community Library

May Librarian Report

May Librarian Report

May 2016

Here are a few facts about our library the month of May 2016.  We have received 53 new books for the library.  Volunteers donated 175.5 hours to our library.  There were 1,148 materials checked out.  360 adult fiction books; 133 adult non-fiction books; 77 audio books; 278 children’s books; 215 junior books; 36 junior reference books and 46 large print books.


This month I did a little book shopping at Costco, again. It is always a pleasure to save the City a couple dollars in postage while I am out and about. These books are included in the new books received for the Library. I am always interested in what patrons would like to read next. I also ordered Summer Reading Program gift books from a new source First Book Marketplace. By purchasing with First Book almost all of the SRP participants will all be able to receive a new gift book as opposed to each family.

On an unhappy note, the circulation computer crashed. So much so, that we lost all data from April 17, 2016 through May 10, 2016. The City ended up purchasing a new computer for this dedicated purpose and we are now up and running and most of the books are accounted for. It was a bit hectic for about a week.

Respectfully submitted,

Sherri Lemhouse,