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Fri, Jul 29, 2016

What's New?

Hickman County Library System Jan., Feb., March 2016 reveiw.

  • Circulated a total of 7933 print items for the quarter, 192 audio items and 1529 videos.  These totals do not include all in-house use or books borrowed from other libraries.
    Added 93 new patrons during this quarter at the two libraries.
  • Providing public wireless access in Hickman County, as well as 10 public access computers and 26 laptops. Many of these are used for job searches, filing taxes and unemployment claims, e-mail, online college courses and other business and personal use.  In addition, patrons can bring their own laptops and other mobile devices and log into our public wireless network.  12,506 users have been logged at the two libraries this quarter.    We also have a variety of tablets that can be used in the library.
  • The two libraries hosted 46 children’s programs with an attendance of 878.  
  • Made available over 20 databases covering humanities, education, business, science, current events, art, politics, economics, social sciences, law, health, computers, environmental issues, genealogy and general interest topics.  These databases are made available from the Tennessee State Library through local libraries.
  • Made available downloadable audio books and e-books through the Regional Library System of Tennessee for all patrons of our libraries.  Use of these books totaled 2259 for this quarter.  
  • Maintaining a growing collection of over 500 books, microfilm, magazines and files in our Local History Room for genealogy researchers  from around the country and for locals searching for historical information about Hickman County.
  • We have received 2 grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Tennessee State Library.  One will provide funding for a outdoor mural and the other will purchase upgraded computer equipment.
  • The library at Centerville hosted a “Fabulous Fathers” program to encourage fathers reading with their children.

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