National Library Week is the week of April 13-19 and Tuesday April 15 is National Library Workers Day. The Friends of the Huntington Memorial Library will recognize the hard work, dedication, and expertise of library support staff and librarians this week and encourage library patrons to do the same.
Patrons may stop by the library and sign one of the “thank you” quotes that will be in a basket on the glass display case. Research indicates that the biggest motivator for most employees is receiving praise and knowing that they make a significant contribution to their organization.
National Library Week is the perfect opportunity to tell others how the library has changed your life and to thank the people who have helped. Libraries and the library staff have a powerful and positive impact on the lives of Americans on a daily basis.
Come join us Friday, April 11 at 10:30 am for a special children’s program, Poetry In Motion. Participants will use poetry, scarves, a parachute and music to inspire movement explorations based on words. Instructor Bhala Jones has an impressive history of dance instruction from working with the New York City Ballet and summer stock to managing her own dance company. Registration is required for this fun movement workshop for three and four year olds. Call the library (432-1980) or stop by to register.
Every year, libraries chartered with New York State must submit a lengthy list of statistical measures to the Department of Education. In addition, libraries submit a report to the community. The Huntington Memorial Library’s Report to the Community can be found on our Report to the Community 2013 page or in print at the library. All statistics are reported for the 2013 year.
Last year, the library held 42,784 items including books, magazines, books on CD, DVDs, and downloadable content. The vast majority of these items were in print format. These items were checked out 155,920 times.
The library is a busy place. Last year, approximately 59,800 people visited and the staff answered 6084 reference questions. There were 8,921 registered patrons with 42% residing in the City, 18% from the Town and 40% from other areas.