Brownsville Community Library

November Librarian Report

Here are a few facts about our library the month of November 2015.  We have received 58 new books for the library.  Volunteers donated 97 hours to our library.  There were 1,087 materials checked out.  348 adult fiction books; 122 adult non-fiction books; 83 audio books; 181 children’s books; 243 junior books; 31 junior reference books and 79 large print books.

 This past month City Council approved a bid by Norm’s Electric to change out all the florescent lights in the Library. This is a necessary, but unexpected, expense due to the fact that the T12 light bulbs used are no longer available for sale. The awarded bid totaled $12,792. The Energy Trust of Oregon will credit $4,183 of this cost back to the City. It is expected that in less than four years the new lighting will have paid for itself. The Friends of the Library have been gearing up for the Annual Book Sale. The sale will begin Saturday, December 5 and continue through Saturday, December 12 during normal Library hours. Books included in this sale included books that have been discarded from Library shelves and donated books.

 Story Times continue to be fun and successful. Learning Tree Preschool will be decorating the Library Festival of Trees Christmas Tree. This fun event is happening the first weekend of December. Preschool is using The Mitten by Jan Brett as their tree theme. It promises to be a delight. Is it too early to talk about Summer Reading Programs? The theme this year will be about physical fitness: On Your Mark, Get Set…READ! Join us for fun at the Library!

 Respectfully submitted,

Sherri Lemhouse,

Librarian