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.
Overall local history is a significant undertaking given the uniqueness of the Town’s history and documents.
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.
The Library purchases children’s, young adult, adult, and reference materials in print (i.e. books, newspapers, and magazines), and purchases non-print materials (i.e. DVDs, audiobooks, and downloadable formats). In FY 2014-15 the Library had 8,411 active library card users, 122,500 visitors, and its annual circulation was 111,573 items. The Library has 67,000 items in its collection of materials. The Library is open 54 hours per week, Monday – Saturday. The Library engages in an active archival program to preserve local historical documents. And, the Library has a strong large print collection of materials and has a homebound delivery program for senior citizens.
The Library has a network of 18 online public access computers. In FY 2014-15, there were 20,004 sessions on the Library’s public access computers, an 8% increase over FY 2013-14. Additionally, the Library provides a Wi-Fi network for the public, which had 5,799 logins in FY 2014-15, and increase of 61% over FY 2013-14. Also, the Library’s Website (www.hagamanlibrary.info) had 63,627 page visits in FY 2014-15.
In FY 2014-15, the Library had a total of 882 library programs and meetings of outside organizations with a total of 16,721 people in attendance. The highlights for library programming and meetings of outside organizations were: (1) Outside organizations held 320 meetings in Library’s meeting rooms, which is an increase of 6%; further 6,893 people attended outside organization meetings, an 8% increase; (2) Overall Children’s programming increased in attendance by 10.4% in FY 2014-15: there were 210 Children’s programs with a total attendance of 6,273 people. Leading the way in the 10.4% increase were the Summer Reading Program for Children and the Early Literacy programming for children; and (3) The Library’s teen group increased in membership by 50% in FY 2014-15. Also, the in December of 2014, the Young Adult Librarian was awarded by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) a Teens’ 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
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