Our Annual Report
An inventory of library services has been completed for the 2008-2009 year. Total circulation of library materials for the year reached 44,350! We welcomed 19,330 people through our doors (an average of 1611 per month) and in-house use of library materials (such as computers, books, newspapers, and magazines) was 39,636. The library staff added 123 new patrons and the color copier was used to make a total of 35,483 copies. The staff received 2,164 requests for information and answered 2,157 of those requests using library resources. We borrowed 196 books from other Iowa libraries for our patrons and lent 247 of our books to other libraries. A total of 729 new books were purchased during the year, 161 donated titles were added and 327 were withdrawn. The meeting room was used 771 times, more than double to total from a year ago.
The library board and staff are proud of the services we are able to provide and especially proud of the support we receive from our patrons. Thank you for contributing to our success!