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About The Library - 2016 Annual Report

Dear Library Friend,

Aside from over 725 programs held throughout Valley Cottage library, the two big community events of 2016 were again Valcon (our comic conference) in July and our Holiday Craft Fair in December. Close to 300 people walked through our doors that day, young and old, families and singles. The Staff of the library were integral to its success; everyone pitched in! It was a very positive day for the library. Look out for Valcon3 on July 22, 2017!

Our second Holiday Craft fair saw an uptick in attendance to over 700 attendees. There were 28 vendors set up on tables throughout the main library and our Community room. The community and participants were very impressed with the quality of the program and the friendliness and support from the staff.

Valley Cottage Library Staff bring the best in service and resources to the community we serve. We continue to be one of Valley Cottage’s most visited places and are appreciative of the community’s dedicated support. If you are not one of our 5944 cardholders, please stop by or visit us online to apply for a card and begin enjoying your library. We look forward to serving you!

Amelia Kalin
Library Director

For a look at the 2018 budget, click on the link below.

For further information, contact Library Director, Amelia Kalin at 845-268-7700

Below are some facts and figures for 2016:

Hours open each week: 62 (58 in summer)
Active cardholders: 5944
Reference questions answered: 18,738
Public Internet users (not including wireless use): 17,001
Interlibrary loan transactions: 54,443
Total items circulated: 145,800

Materials Owned
Adult & Children’s books: 91,550
Audio Visual materials: 21,413
Magazine Subscriptions (print): 150
Magazines Subscriptions (digital) (Zinio + Overdrive): 126
Adult & Children’s Digital Materials: 17,424
Electronic database subscriptions: 280

Adult programs: 321
Attendance: 6,723
Children’s Programs: 334
Attendance: 5,119
Young Adult Programs: 45
Attendance: 818

Early Literacy programs
Sessions: 320
Attendance: 4,675

Adult Literacy
Sessions: 36
Attendance: 81

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