Board of Trustees
- Evelyn Fenley
- Gary Glover
- Martin Kuhn
- James Mariner, President
- Donna Moody
- Patricia Nyborg
- Peggy Philipps
How We Checked Out in 2012
It has been a great year at your public library. The staff is especially proud of the following new services and accomplishments:
SPL is proud to offer two new databases (One Click and 3M) for downloadable e-content. Patrons can download e-books, audio books, music and videos to their computers or devices.
“Growing Readers” is SPL’s new program aimed at getting children , and their parents to read 1,000 books before starting kindergarten!
The library published, and is selling, its first cookbook with over 150 great recipes submitted by staff and patrons of the library.
Starting in 2012 our youngest patrons (ages 0-3), participated in their very own Summer Reading Program and weekly storytimes.
SPL provided many exciting adult programs in 2012: E-reader help sessions, Henna tattooing, tax preparation help, card making, dinner and a movie, and three bookclubs.
The 14th annual Poetry Contest for teens and adults encouraged the creation of 90 original poems.
“Dream Big, READ”, the Children’s Summer Reading Program, had 1,190 children joining the program.
“Own the Night”, the Teen Summer Reading Program, kept 422 teens reading throughout the summer.
The 2012 Scary Story Contest for teens and adults encouraged the creation of 293 original scary stories.
The 13th annual Adult Winter Reading Program, “Warm Up With a Good Book,” had a total of 501adult participants.
Helped Security/Widefield “raise readers” by offering 632 storytimes, programs and outreaches, attended by 20,722 local children.
The Friends of the Security Public Library contributed $4,000 to library programs and contests.
Facts and Figures
The library served an estimated population of 45,000.
SPL issued 2,898 new library cards, bringing the total registration to 27,209.
SPL circulated 170,022 books, magazines, audios, and other materials!
The staff answered 60,376 informational questions.
The library presented 727 programs that were attended by 25,452 children, teens, and adults.
A total of 5,058 new items were added to the collection.
The staff arranged for patrons to borrow 2,706 items from other library systems. In addition, the library lent 5,129 items to other libraries in the state.
Staff: 7 full-time & 4 part-time.