2010 Library Report

ANNUAL LIBRARY STATISTICS

  • 4,755 Patron Visits
  • 1,251 (815 adult) Computer Users
  • 3,503 Materials in Circulation
  • 452 Interlibrary Loan Transactions (370 loans for HPL patrons/82 loans to other libraries)
  • 1,755 Website Visits

Over the past ten years, HPL usage statistics have continued to climb.  This was a common trend in libraries nationwide, a sign of a failing economy.  However, a 25% reduction in the 2010 town appropriation made it necessary to cut public hours.  The library was left without funding for new books and a Summer Reading Program as well.  The decrease in this year’s figures is a result of the limited access to the library and its resources.

In 2010, The Friends of HPL stepped up its fundraising efforts in hopes of providing much needed financial support.  The organization’s commitment to the library paid off, making it possible to add new material to the library’s stacks and present several family and children’s programs.  Many heartfelt thanks to “Friends” member for their generosity!

Respectfully submitted,

Lynn Christopher, Librarian

Library Board of Trustees:

Julie Hunter, Chair

Gayle Seip, Treasurer

Melanie Waldvogel, Secretary

 

 

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