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Teens take over the library!!! Friday, October 24th, 5:30, call 391-3197 to sign up.
Board of Trustees
  • Gary Glover, President
  • Martin Kuhn
  • Shelly Laborde
  • Irene Lambert
  • James Mariner
  • Donna Moody, Secretary
  • Patricia Nyborg, Vice-President
The Library Board of Trustees meets at the Security Public Library Administration Building at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month.

How We Checked Out in 2013

 
It has been a great year at your public library. The staff is especially proud of the following new services and accomplishments:
 
  • It has been a great year at your public library. The staff is especially proud of the following new services and accomplishments:
  • The library was very excited to have its first ever author signing with four of our local authors.
  • Security Public Library received an $11,185 grant from state for children’s literacy materials.
  • Mango Languages database was added to the library website. Learn 12 foreign languages and 15 ESL languages using this interactive database. 
  • Ancestry.com genealogy database is available on our library computers.
  • Library has eight pre-loaded Nooks E-readers available for checkout at the library.
  • All public computers were replaced. Library added two kids education stations and an iMac.
  • The 15th annual Poetry Contest for teens and adults encouraged the creation of 96 original poems.
  • “Dig Into Reading”, the Children’s Summer Reading Program, had 1,368 children joining the program.
  • “Beneath the Surface:”, the Teen Summer Reading Program, kept 422 teens reading throughout the summer.
  • The 2013 Fall Story Contest for teens and adults encouraged the creation of 310 original stories.
  • The 14th annual Adult Winter Reading Program, “Warm Up With a Good Book,” had a total of 514 adult participants.
  • SPL helped Security/Widefield “raise readers” by offering 529 storytimes, programs and outreaches, attended by 11,123 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 28,982.
  • SPL circulated 160,964 books, magazines, audios, and other materials!
  • The staff answered 58,243 informational questions.
  • The library presented 732 programs that were attended by 24,390 children, teens, and adults.
  • A total of 5,937 new items were added to the collection.
  • The staff arranged for patrons to borrow 2,998 items from other library systems. In addition, the library lent 4,471 items to other libraries in the state.
  • Staff: 7 full-time & 4 part-time. Revenues: $627,000
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