East Haven Public Library
227 Main St
East Haven CT 06512-3003
Contact Information
Address 227 Main St
East Haven, CT 06512-3003
Telephone (203) 468-3890 x
Fax 203-468-3892
E-mail bgeorge@hagamanlibrary.org
Web and Social Media
Hagaman Memorial Library, East Haven CT
Mission
The Hagaman Memorial Library started in 1909 and was formally established in 1921. The Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 
Library’s Mission Statement:
The Hagaman Memorial Library is the center for community enrichment and as such it seeks to provide information, resources and programs for lifelong learning as well as to improve the quality of life of East Haven residents by providing a top notch collection of materials in multiple formats, current technology, and cultural opportunities.
Library’s Vision and Values:
Vision:
The Library will become the educational and cultural center of East Haven. The Library will: (1) Become the informational hub for the community, (2) Stay abreast of current trends and technologies, (3) Recognize and respond to community needs, and (4) Create and maintain a comfortable library environment, easy to use and accessible to all.
Values: (1) Equitable access to information, ideas, and creative works, (2) Intellectual freedom and diversity of opinion and cultures, (3) Lifelong learning and love of reading, (4) Responsiveness to community demands, and (5) Excellence in service.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1921
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Bruce J George
Board Chair Mr Ronald A Whitney
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission The Hagaman Memorial Library started in 1909 and was formally established in 1921. The Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 
Library’s Mission Statement:
The Hagaman Memorial Library is the center for community enrichment and as such it seeks to provide information, resources and programs for lifelong learning as well as to improve the quality of life of East Haven residents by providing a top notch collection of materials in multiple formats, current technology, and cultural opportunities.
Library’s Vision and Values:
Vision:
The Library will become the educational and cultural center of East Haven. The Library will: (1) Become the informational hub for the community, (2) Stay abreast of current trends and technologies, (3) Recognize and respond to community needs, and (4) Create and maintain a comfortable library environment, easy to use and accessible to all.
Values: (1) Equitable access to information, ideas, and creative works, (2) Intellectual freedom and diversity of opinion and cultures, (3) Lifelong learning and love of reading, (4) Responsiveness to community demands, and (5) Excellence in service.
Background In 1909, East Haven was one of 15 Connecticut towns without a library. The State offered to furnish a case of books if a responsible person to take charge could be found. Miss Lottie Street volunteered and on July 1, 1909, the first library in East Haven opened for business in a coatroom of the old Town Hall.
Within two years, this location became overcrowded. The board of directors leased a small, one-story structure behind the Kirkham building. In 1917, the library moved once again to the old post office building. It remained there until it moved to the present location in 1928.
The current library building was erected in 1928 thanks to the generosity of Mr. Isaac Hagaman. An addition to the original structure was completed in 1975.
Impact
Some highlights stated in the Library’s FY 2016-17 Departmental Reports, which can be read at the Library (Call Number, REF 027.47467 HAG):
+The Library's adult programs for the public were of high quality. Of note are: (i) the Library’s first Health and Wellness Fair in October of 2016, which was successful and which will be repeated again annually, (ii) a monthly, unique, and well attended WWII Veterans Discussion Group (iii) stimulating and elevating programs, including historical period enactments such as "Fashion in Fiction During the Jane Austen Regency Period," Inside Emily Dickinson: Her Poetry and Her Life," and My Wife, Abigail Adams, America's First Modern Woman."  Bruce George, Library Director
+ “Adult New Fiction books increased in circulation in FY2016-2017 by 3%. There was a 15% increase in the circulation of regular large print books in FY2016-2017. There was also a 55% increase in circulation of the Adult Fiction Spanish collection.” Cynthia Gwiazda, Community Service Librarian
+ “Given the society’s increasing development of technology and the divide between those able to afford this technology and those who cannot, libraries will continue to function in providing technology for individuals to use, and also in assisting people with tasks of daily living which now must be accomplished using technology. These tasks continue to be challenging for both computer literate patrons, new to the Hagaman Library, and those less skilled, as the technology at every library operates differently and both segments continue to need assistance.” Fawn Gillespie, Reference & Local History Librarian
+ “Our Summer Reading Program (SRP) continued to grow by 11.5% from 625 to 697 registrants. Children’s events were offered daily from June 20 through August 12, eight full weeks of daily programming.” Sascha Gardiner, Children’s Librarian
+ “We have increased the number of teens attending programs at Hagaman Library by 70 percent over the previous year, and more than doubled the teen program attendance from FY 2014-2015—a 110 percent increase in two years.” Sarah Mallory, Teen Services Librarian
+ “The biggest project was the change of the library's website from Typepad to Wordpress...I’m pleased at how well the staff has made the switch.” Matt Earls, Head of Technical Services Librarian
 
Other measures of performance/impact in FY 2016-17 were as follow:
Registered Active Library Card Holders: 7,690.
Library Visits: 123,000.
Library Circulation: 90,194.
Reference Questions Answered: 19,825, 2,585 more questions answered, or 15% more increse in questions answered over FY 2015-16
Library Programs and Outside Meetings:
There were a total of 1,103 library programs and outside organization meetings held at the Library, with a grand total attendance of 15,921 people
Public Computer Use: 20,132 sessions.
Public Wi-Fi Network Use: 8,285 sessions, a 43% increase over FY 2015-16
Needs

1. Upgrade the Hours/Salary of the P/T Young Adult Services Librarian. Young Adult Services is a key and growing service for the Library. The current P/T Young Adult Services Librarian has increased teen programming attendance by 110% in the past 2 years.  More can be done with more funding. Cost: $13,251 more in funding needed annually = Librarian at 25 hours per week at $25/hour + Social Security/CT Unemployment/Retirement Fund
2. American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant and self-service elevator. The Elevator ADA Compliance Study, completed in October 2017 by Pfaff Architects (Upper Nyack, NY) provided recommendations, specifications, and costs for an ADA compliant, self-service elevator. CT State Library has a construction grant program for building accessibility up to $500,000. This is 50/50 grant matching program. Funding needed by the Library = $250,000, or 50% in matching funds needed.
3. Better financial support for library programming. Cost: $4,000 annually
4. Upgrade telephone system, which is of mid-1990s vintage, for better library service. Cost is $10,000 for equipment and annual maintenance costs for 4 years
5. Expand current computing technology for the public with Chromebooks. Cost: $2,000
Board Chair Statement
I as other board members serve without compensation.  We meet monthly to ensure we have funding to support our director who manages staff, purchasing and all activities involved to provide a service to our patrons by offering a place, that is a safe nurturing and enriching environment for both our children and our adults to look, listen and learn. Everyone remembers the library because LIBRARIES CHANGE LIVES. 
 
Providing a place for opportunity participation and enrichment for anyone who seeks it.
 
I myself was introduced to this cathedral of learning in grade school and used the East Haven Hagaman Library through East Haven High school. My parents, brothers and sisters and my two daughters while residing in East Haven, were  card carrying library patrons, so it transends 3 generations in my world.
 
My town library can change lives.
 
We are reaching out to wider population to make the library and the resources it offers accesible to all.   
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Education / Libraries
Secondary Organization Category Education / Libraries
Tertiary Organization Category Public & Societal Benefit / Public & Societal Benefit NEC
Areas Served
East Haven
State wide
The Hagaman Library is located in East Haven.   East Haven is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 29,257. Located 3 miles east of New Haven, it is part of the Greater New Haven area.
The Hagaman Memorial Library primarily serves East Haven and the surrounding towns in New Haven County.   In addition residents of the state of CT are welcome to participate and use the resources of the Library.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
The Library Board and Staff have identified several areas of need that go beyond our means to fund from our annual operating budget.  In the age of the internet, library services are more in demand than ever, as the building and staff evolve to service the public of the 21st century. Usage of the Hagaman Library is increasing.  We are currently addressing, as a priority, the replacement of our elevator, and the handicap accessibility of the original community room. Our original elevator, is not wheelchair accessible, and when out of service, limits patrons with any kind of walking difficulties to our lower level. The increase in library programs that has occurred over the years necessitates full access to the original community room, as scheduling programs has become increasingly difficult due to lack of access.  As we believe the funding for the capital improvements should be born, not solely by the town, but a partnership of state, town and private funding sources, the Library Board has established a capital improvements funding drive.  As a kickoff to our fundraising efforts, this year, the East Haven Hagaman Library is participating once again in The Great Give 2018, the premiere online giving event for nonprofits in the Greater New Haven region. For 36 hours, starting at 8:00 a.m. on May 1, 2018 and lasting until 8:00 p.m. on May 2, your charitable donation will make us eligible for thousands of dollars in prizes when you give to us through TheGreatGive.org. East Haven Hagaman Library will be competing for various matching prizes, including most money raised, greatest number of individual donors, and greatest number of new donors. 
 
Sincerely - The  Board of Trustees of Hagaman Library
 
Programs
Description
The Library provides materials for in-house use, or for borrowing, the latter requiring a library card. Library materials serve all age groups, are available in many formats (print and nonprint), and serve varying reading, listening, or viewing purposes, which in general are to promote literacy, learning, information, ideas, knowledge, and recreational/cultural pursuits. Downloadable materials (e-books and audiobooks from OverDrive and the Connecticut State Library) are available via the Library’s online catalog. Processes are involved in selecting, ordering, systematizing, and circulating library materials.
 
The collection is extensive in its fiction and nonfiction holdings meeting a variety of informational, educational, cultural needs. The Library has a commitment to maintain a collection of materials that contains a breadth and depth of materials.
Population Served / General/Unspecified /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
Children's Picture Books for toddlers - 5 years of age are the highest circulating book type, with the Library circulating an average of 1,300 picture books per month.  There is a demand by parents to check out Picture Books to read to their Children and the benefits of reading to children when young are well established in the growth of children.
 
The Library has a good sized Young Adult collection of books for teenagers and this collection does very well.
 
 DVDs are very popular, with drama being an art form that is in demand.  Drama as an art form in demand would be for feature films and television series.  It should be noted that documentaries and nonfiction DVDsare in demand also.  The Library circulates 1,500- 2,000 DVDs per month.
 
Adult best sellers are in demand at the Library and circulate well, in particular fiction titles.
 
The Library has an extensive large type collection of books for seniors and the visually impaired, which circulates well.
 
 
 
 
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
Library materials forms the core service the Library provides. The Library's collection of materials does in the aggregate what individuals could do for themselves: purchase thousands of books per year, subscribe to 50 magazines, a variety of local and national newspapers, etc. and make these materials available for reading in the library or checking out of the Library for free to the public.
 
 
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.  The Library monitors its circulation for performance on a regular basis and the Library's monthly circulation statistics is part of the statistical report given to the Library Board of Trustees in the Board's regular monthly meeting.  The annual per capita circulation for the Library is 3.5 items.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
In FY 2014-15 the Library circulated 111,573 items.  The annual per capita circulation for the Library is 3.85 items.
 
Description

Library programming from toddlers to adults is an alternative way of reaching people other than by library materials, providing the same opportunities as library materials would for literacy, learning, information, ideas, knowledge, and recreational/cultural pursuits by bringing people together for live programs. The Library provides many programs from early literacy programming, to book clubs, to general and special programming. Library programming is carried out by librarians and generally within the specialty of the librarian.
Note that the Library also provides meeting room space to outside organizations, which is part of its programming service.


 

Population Served General/Unspecified / General/Unspecified / General/Unspecified
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. In FY2014-2015, the Library's teen group (Hagaman Teen Advisory Group) had a total of 30 members, with an average attendance of 17 teens per meeting. This is a 50 percent increase over last year’s membership, and a 400 percent increase over the first year. There total of 48 teen group meetings in FY2014-2015, with a total attendance of 833 teens.
 
Furthermore, in December of 2014, the Young Adult Librarian was awarded by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) a Teen’s Top Ten grant for the teen group for 2 years. The Library’s teen group was 1 of only 15 library teen groups nationally to receive the grant. With the grant the teen group will have an opportunity to read new books before they are released for publication and will provide their input to publishers about the books. Also, the teen group will help in nominating the selections for the national Teen Top Ten list that is voted upon by teens (ages 12-18) from mid-August through Teen Read Week.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. The Library has a long-term commitment to provide programs and meeting space to outside organizations in order to meet diverse community needs.
 
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. The Library compiles monthly statistics on outside organizations using its community rooms and on library programs carried out.  These statistics are reported to the Board of Trustees in their regular monthly meeting.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
In FY 2014-15:
 
-Overall

1. There were a total of 884 library programs and outside organization meetings held at the Library. The total attendance for the library programs and outside organization meetings was 17,041 people, which is a 5% increase in attendance.

2. Breaking down #1 for the Library’s meeting room space used by outside organizations there were a total 381 meetings by outside organizations, with a total attendance of 6,893 people. This is 6% increase in the number of meetings held by outside organizations and an 8% increase in attendance.
 
3. Breaking down #1 for library programs there were 503 library programs for all ages with a total attendance of 10,148 people.  Children’s programming increased in attendance by 10.4% in FY 2014-15, with the Summer Reading Program for Children and the Early Literacy Programming for Children leading the way in this increase
Description
Technology is essential and necessary for the provision of library service and needs to be current (It should be noted that technology is undergirded by networking arrangements and telecommunications). The Library’s staff needs technology in carrying out library services, the public at the Library, to have access to digital communication is essential in today’s society and the Library meets this need with its public access computers that have Internet access and software applications such as Microsoft Office.
 
The Library’s Public Wi-Fi network provides people with their own devices.
 
The Library’s Website is virtual space complementing the Library’s physical space in providing library services.
 
The other part of the Library's technology is being a member of Bibliomation, an information technology library consortium providing  sharing an Integrated Library System (ILS) that provides circulation, cataloging, and online card catalog functions and extensive network support.
Population Served General/Unspecified / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
In 2013 leasing public access computers providing up-to-date technology to library users.
 
In 2013 adding 2 dedicated photocopiers for the public to use, rather than 1 photocopier that was used by the staff and the public.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. The Library is a central point in the community for Internet and computer access.  A variety of people use the computers from children through adults.  Important functions people use the computers for are researching school assignments, performing job searches, composing and printing resumes, surfing the Internet,  reading the news, and checking e-mail.  The Library has a long-term commitment to providing up to date technology and to accomodate as best as it can evolving technology that the public can use.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. The Library compiles monthly statistics on the use of the public access computers and of the Public WiFi network.  These statistics are part of a monthly statistical report at the regular monthly meetings of the Board of Trustees.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
In FY 2014-2015:
 
-There were 20,094 sessions on the public access computers, an 8% increase over the previous FY.

- There were 5,799 sessions on the Public Wi-Fi Network, an increase of 61% over the previous FY.
 
Description The Library has local history documents pertaining to the history of the Town of East Haven and a number of these documents are unique, or one-of-a-kind. These documents are stored and made available to the public to use in the Library. The Library’s organizing and housing of local history documents is of importance and increasing importance given that the past must be preserved, as well as preserving present local history documents which will become a record of the past as time progresses.


Population Served / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
In 2014 the Library embarked on local history programs, primarily to present the history and the historical documents of the Town of East Haven.  This has been well-received.
 
In FY 2014-15 140 issues of the Branford Review and East Haven News and East Haven Citizen November, 1935 to January, 1940 were placed on the library website
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

Overall local history is a significant undertaking given the uniqueness of the Town’s history and documents.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. The Local Historian Librarian submits a monthly report to the Library Director of the activities and accomplishments.  The Director summarizes the local history activities and accomplishments in his monthly Director's Report at the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Description
Community Outreach is targeted contact with area organizations to communicate, present or bring library services to other organizations, to exchange information on what the Library and other organizations are doing, and to build collaborations with other organizations. All this leads to either professional library staff visiting other area organizations, or other area organizations visiting the Library. Community Outreach overlaps with the services of Library Materials, Library Programming and Meeting Space since these services strongly align to potential needs of area organizations. However, in community reach collaborations can evolve that are unique between the Library and area organizations.
 
Also, Community Outreach involves ongoing communication with area organizations and the public in general through newsletters (printed and electronic), press releases, and social media. 
Population Served General/Unspecified / /
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. The Library Director receives monthly reports off all community outreach which in turn are summarized in the monthly Director's Report to the Board of Trustees, in their regular monthly meeting.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

The F/T Children’s Librarian visiting area schools or having area schools visit the Library, the F/T Community Services Librarian visiting The Village at Mariner's Point Senior Living facility, the F/T Local History and Reference Librarian collaborating with the East Haven Historical Society, and the P/T Library Specialist and Teen Group Advisory Librarian working with the East Haven High School Librarian.

Program Comments
CEO Comments
The Library is open 54 hours per week, Monday – Saturday, had 123,000 visitors, 7,690 actively registered library card users, and 72,000 items in its collection of materials. The Library’s circulation was 90,194 items. Particular collections of note are a sizable large type book collection for adults, a sizeable and qualitative strong collection of children’s picture books, which are the highest single circulating book item in the Library, and a good collection of Young Adult books. Also, the Library engages in an active archival program to preserve local historical documents. It added the East Haven Courier in microfilm format for the years 2001 – 2016.
The Library has a network of 20 online public access computers and there were 20,132 sessions on the Library’s public access computers, (3) a public Wi-Fi network that had 8,285 sessions, 2,495 more sessions, or a 43% more sessions, over FY 2015-16, and (4) the Library’s Website (www.hagamanlibrary.org), which operates 24/7, permitting searching the online catalog for books, DVDs, etc., placing holds or renewing items, downloading e-books and audiobooks, reading magazines/journal, and performing research.
 
The Library had a grand total of 1,103 programs with 15, 921 people in attendance. The grant total amounts breakdown as following: (1) there were a total of 616 library programs with a total attendance of 10,352 people, and (2) there were 487 meetings of outside organizations using the Library’s 2 meetings room, with a total of attendance 5,569 people. It is to be noted that the older meeting room was closed for repairs from February of 2017– June 2017 for repairs, which impacted both the number of library programa and the meetings of outside organizations.
CEO/Executive Director
Bruce J George
Term Start July 2013
Email bgeorge@hagamanlibrary.org
Experience Library Director, Hagaman Memorial Library, East Haven, CT, 2013-Present
-Responsible for an $850,000 annual budget for a 501(c)(3) organization and supervise a staff of 18.
 
Library Director, Town of Dover Free Public Library, NJ, 2012-2013
-Responsible for an annual budget of $505,000 for a municipal library and supervised a staff of 8. 

Library Director/District Administrator, Oil City Library/Oil Creek Library District, PA, 2008-2011
-Responsible for an $900,000 annual budget and supervising a staff of 12 as Director of the Oil City Library (municipally funded) and as District Administrator of the Oil Creek Library District (the Oil City Library being the headquarters library for the District) overseeing a state funded 3 county library district with 14 member public libraries.

Library Director, Kingston Library, NY, 2003-2008
-Planned and implemented an annual budget $650,000 for a special legislative district library serving the City of Kingston and supervised a staff of 16+.

Services to Seniors Librarian, Fresno County Public Library, CA, 2002-2003
-Coordinated and promoted county-wide library services for senior citizens and caregivers.
 
-Library Director, Ilion Free Public Library, NY, 2001-2002
Responsible for an annual budget of $200,000 for a municipal library and supervised a staff of 11.
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 7
Number of Part Time Staff 14
Number of Volunteers 5
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 21
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 15
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs and Terms
NameTerm
Ellen Gambini Sept 2001 - Aug 2008
Karen Jensen Oct 2008 - Jan 2013
Senior Staff
Title Community Outreach Librarian
Title Reference and Local History Librarian
Title Children's Librarian
Title P/T Technical Services Librarian
Title P/T Teen Services Librarian
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Bi-Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Bi-Annually
Comments
CEO Comments
The Library has a Plan of Service (approved by the Board of Trustees on October 16, 2014) which is a basis for the Library's April 2017 - April 2018 Strategic Plan.  A copy of the Plan of Service can be requested from the Library.
 
Also, the Library produces an Annual Report to the Community brochure.  There are Annual Reports to the Community for FY 2013-14, FY 2014-15, FY 2015-16, and FY 2016-17.  The Annual Reports can be requested from the Library.
 
 
Board Chair
Mr Ronald A Whitney
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Feb 2017 to Feb 2020
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Ms. Maria Bracale Community Volunteer
Mrs. Eileen DeMayo Retired/Chairperson Emeritus
Mrs. Slyvia DePalma Retired
Mrs. Josephine DiLungo Community Volunteer
Mr Michel B. Enders Community Volunteer
Mr. Stephen Haddon Community Volunteer
Ms. Katherine Klarman Community Volunteer
Mrs. Carol Scussel Community Volunteer
Mrs. Lorena Venegas Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 2 N/A
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Board Co-Chair
Katherine Klarman
Term Feb 2016 to Feb 2019
Email katherine.Klarman@snet.net
Standing Committees
Nominating
CEO Comments
To develop and sustain fundraising initiatives:
 
(1) The Library’s participation in the Great Give 2018 (May 1-2, 2018) through the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.  The Library was successful in 2017 with the Great Give with donations and prizes and looking forward to a prosperous 2018
 
(2)Building Improvements:  Make the library building’s elevator American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant.
 
(3) Services Improvement:  Improved services for the public at the Library to meet changing and evolving community and informational needs:
     a. Have a full time Teen Services/Young Adult Librarian 
     b. Have more funding for library programming, an increasingly popular, informative, and engaging service to the public
 
 
 
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30 2018
Projected Revenue $867,773.00
Projected Expenses $867,773.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$136,981$88,761$96,998
Current Assets$136,981$88,761$96,998
Long-Term Liabilities$3,446----
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$133,535$88,761$96,998
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountTown of East Haven $789,673Town of East Haven $765,046Town of East Haven $739,124
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountHagaman Fund $44,846Hagaman Fund $51,816Hagaman Fund $44,347
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Comments
CEO Comments The Library has a charitable trust, the Hagaman Fund.  This was set up in 1928 after the death of Isaac Hagaman, the Library's original benefactor.  For FY 2016-17 the Library receives a monthly distribution  of $3,331 based upon a formula of receiving 5% of the interest accrued by the Hagaman Fund in the previous financial year (May - April).  Note that what is disbursed monthly to the Library in FY 2016-17 is 3.5% of the 5% distribution requirement.  The other 1.5% is held for administrative fees that are charged by the bank to the Hagaman Fund and an additional disbursement may be received  after the end of the Hagaman Fund's 2016-17 financial year to meet the 5% distribution requirement.  The Hagaman Fund goes through an annual probate court accounting.  For the Hagaman Fund financial year of May 01, 2016-April 30, 2017 annual probate accounting had a market value of $1,214,391.57.
Foundation Staff Comments This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Some financial information from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved has been inputted by Foundation staff. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. A more complete picture of the organization’s finances can be obtained by viewing the attached 990s and audited financials. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address 227 Main St
East Haven, CT 065123003
Primary Phone 203 468-3890
CEO/Executive Director Bruce J George
Board Chair Mr Ronald A Whitney
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer

 

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