Giles County Public Library

Library Usage and Programs 2015-2016 Fiscal Year

Mission

Our mission is to be the center for information, resources, the love of reading, and life-long education. We strive to connect our communities thru technology, programs, and outreach to educate, enrich, and entertain all ages in the communities we serve.

Library Usage from July 2015 - April 2016

897 - Average computer users per month
2,765 - Average customers to library and branches per month
8,020 - Average Items checked out per month
64 - Average New Library Cardholders per month
625 - Average Wi-Fi Users per month

Computer uses include but are not limited to:

  • Applying for jobs
  • Applying for government services such as workers' compensation & unemployment
  • Downloading and printing state unemployment 1099-G
  • Downloading and printing W-2s
  • Downloading and printing tax forms
  • Some people file their taxes on library computers
  • Checking e-mail

Adult Programs so far this Fiscal Year

  • Monthly Writer's Workshop
  • Monthly Book Club
  • Bi-weekly computer classes
  • Quarterly teas with a program
  • Adult Author Events (3 so far this year)
  • American Indian Artifact Event
  • Gardening Event
  • Quilt Display for March
  • Taste & Tell Event
  • Tech Help Event

Children's Programs so far this fiscal year

  • Weekly story times
  • Special story times include Halloween, Library Birthday Party, Chinese New Year, Frozen Day, Easter Egg Fun
  • Weekly outreach to TNT daycare with reading and puppets
  • Monthly outreach to Head Start programs in the county with reading and puppets
  • Summer Reading Program - with numerous events for 6-7 weeks
  • Outreach to Boys and Girls Club for Summer Reading
  • Halloween Carnival
  • Annual Gingerbread workshop
  • Children's Author Events
  • Early Literacy workshops for parents with young children (several during the year)
  • Outreach to Elementary schools for various events

Teen Programs this fiscal year

  • Teen Author Events (2 so far)
  • Teen Lock-in Event
  • Teen Cosplay Event
  • Teen Book Club
  • Teen Tech Help