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Sat, Dec 10, 2016

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Hickman County Library System

2015-16

  • Circulated a total of 35,681 print items for the year, 868 audio items and 5284 videos.  These totals do not include all in-house use or books borrowed from other libraries.
  • Added 485 new patrons during this year at the two libraries.
  • Providing public wireless access in Hickman County, as well as 12 public access computers, 4 tablets and 20 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.  27,272 users have been logged at the two libraries this year.   
  • The two libraries hosted 161 children’s programs with an attendance of 3241.  These included story hours, junior pageturners, toddler time, preschool in a big, “Fabulous Fathers” and other children’s events.
  • 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 8981 for this year.  
  • 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 received 3 grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Tennessee State Library.  One provided funding for a outdoor mural, one funded a music program and the other purchased upgraded computer equipment.
  • We have received 3 grants for the coming year.  One will provide a series of music programs, one is for early literacy programs for preschoolers and the other will provide updated computers and a new microfilm reader/printer and software.

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