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Annual Report 2012 - 2013
Library Sponsored Programs
Reference / Readers' Advisory Questions Answered
Gifts From the Community
Library Cardholders -- 7,977 (91.4% of Glencoe residents)
Total visits -- 120,144 (13.77 visits per resident)
New Collections and Services We’re expanding and adapting collections to better meet your needs. For children, we have a new collection of fiction for junior high readers and a new collection of ebooks. Adults will find a greatly expanded selection of digital books and audiobooks. Young adults will find a newly created collection of nonfiction titles suitable for school research projects. Movie buffs will enjoy our ever-expanding collections of foreign films, series, and performing arts DVDs, along with our lively Flick Picks blog about new videos.
The Year in Brief
New Library Trustees Kathy Doyle, Michelle Gooze-Miller, and Joel Shoolin were elected in April 2013. The library appreciates the outstanding service of retiring trustees Barbara Breakstone (8 years), Stephanie Pearce (4 years), and John Tuohy (9 years).
The Library Gets Its Own App The library is always with you when you download our app to your iPhone, Android, iPad, or other tablet. Now you can browse the catalog, renew items, place holds, download ebooks, or ask us a question from anywhere your mobile device takes you.
New Meeting Rooms A conference room for small groups and a staff workroom were built by reallocating space on the lower level. New carpeting was installed on the main, mezzanine, and lower levels and fabric wall panels were replaced.
Tech Tuesdays Patrons received expert guidance on technology through the popular “Tech Tuesdays” class taught by the library’s virtual services librarian.
A new photocopier/scanner provides better copies and, for the first time, public access to a scanning device.
New Computers for Kids An early literacy games computer, featuring a touch screen and over 100 games, adds fun for ages two through teen. A MacBook for in-library use by junior high students provides access to Mac-compatible software for research papers or group study.
The Friends of the Glencoe Public Library celebrated the 50th anniversary of their founding in 1962. The library is very grateful to the Friends for their support of library programs and materials that make the library a more vigorous, modern, and compelling institution. In FY 2012, the Friends generously funded construction of the new conference room as well as reading programs, book discussions, film series, ebooks, music concerts, and more.