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Annual Report 2013 - 2014
Library Sponsored Programs
Reference / Readers' Advisory Questions Answered
Gifts From the Community
Library Cardholders -- 7,924 (90.8% of Glencoe residents)
Total visits -- 111,202 (12.75 visits per resident)
Programming Expansion Responding to your suggestions, the library offered new programs from art lectures to author appearances. We're offering "family programs" - of interest to adults and older children - on a regular basis on topics such as astronomy, magic and history. Writers' Open Mic Nights, a monthly showcase for local talent, brings together writers and appreciative listeners of all ages.
The Year in Brief
Library Director The library bade a fond farewell to longtime executive director Peggy Hamil, who retired in May 2013, and warmly welcomed her successor Juli Janovicz.
New Library Trustees Kathy Doyle, Michelle Gooze-Miller and Joel Shoolin were elected to the Library Board in April, 2013, joining trustees Judy Zager, Louis Goldman, Tracey Meyers and Teresa Grosch.
Lower-Level Improvements A conference room for small group meetings was completed and a small staff workroom was created by reconfiguring space. Two new high-efficiency boilers were installed with a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
Zinio Full digital copies of many magazines are now available for reading on your computer, tablet or phone. Try it!
Tech Tuesdays Patrons received expert guidance on technology topics such as ancestry research, LinkedIn, photo sharing, and getting your news and listening to music online. We're open to your suggestions for future classes.
Outreach The library took its services into the community with storytimes in the parks, author events at West School and the Takiff Center, participation in Family Fun Fest, and a popular new-books chat at Books on Vernon.
Wireless Printing now makes it convenient and easy to send your print orders from home or a mobile device.
The Friends of the Glencoe Public Library raise money to support library programs and materials that make the library a more vigorous, modern and compelling institution. In FY 2013, the Friends generously funded author events, special needs programming for children, reading clubs, film series, book discussions, ebooks, classical music concerts, young adult nonfiction and furniture, a subscription to Zinio mobile magazine service, a CD/DVD cleaning machine, and more.