Can you believe 2017 is upon us? I hope you all had a joyous Christmas and a safe New Year’s celebration. What a great year we’ve had here at the library because of YOU! We had a wonderful P.O.P. last month and I am already looking forward to the next one. That is our way of showing our appreciation to you; you are the ones that make the library what it is!
For those of you who don’t know, I keep track of everything here at the library – how many people walk through the door, how many books and movies are checked out, how many people use the computer on any given day. So here are some things you may or may not know about your Snyder Library.
I run my figures from 12 August of one year to 11 August of the next, with a mid-tally in February. I attend the Village Board meeting twice a year to go over the budget and let them know how our library is doing. I’ve already shared this information with them, and I thought you might find it interesting as well.
The library has been visited 1,496 times from 12 August 2015 to 11 August 2016; over 1,100 books have been checked out, 770 movies have been borrowed, and I’ve logged computer users at 435! And to give you a rough comparison, for the same period of time between 2014 – 2015: visitors – 1202; books – 890; DVD’s – 504; and computer usage – 369. So what does that tell me, and what does that tell the Village??? It tells me that you like having a library in Snyder, that we are useful to you; and in my opinion, it tells the Village Board that you want to keep a library in Snyder. So yay you, oh Great Library Patrons! Thank you for a wonderful year – I’ll see you soon, at your Snyder Library!