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FY16 Annual Report


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Director's Report

  • Bookmobile Service approved/planning begins
  • Music-is-the-Word programming
  • 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten begins
  • Digital Johnson County cooperative launched
  • Circulating laptops

Reviewing the highlights of the year just ended, I think it’s evident that the new strategic plan provides an opportunity to take a fresh look at traditional services. Libraries, like all service organizations across the country, are focusing on the customer in new ways. Locally, we are working hard to connect, engage and enrich the lives of the people we serve. I have worked in libraries for decades and one of the things that I love about them is the mutual support they provide and the collaboration in which they engage. In our community, it’s not just libraries, but many other organizations that all work jointly toward the common good. Looking ahead to bookmobile service, continued growth of Digital Johnson County, great programs with new and old partners, reaching out to vulnerable populations, and being more proactive about capturing local history, I feel we are being responsive to our community. I’m looking forward to it.

For more information, read the Director's Report PDF icon.

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2016 Fact Sheet

POPULATION SERVED:
Iowa City73,415
Rural Johnson County (by contract)22,523
University Heights (by contract)1,125
Hills (by contract)806
Lone Tree (by contract)1,408
 
CARDHOLDERS:64,957
 
COLLECTIONS:
Books/eBooks:184,199
Non-print Materials:47,970
Print and Electronic Reference:3,200
Periodicals, Newspapers & e-subscriptions:407
Total collection size:235776
 
ANNUAL USERSHIP FIGURES:
Cardholders:64,111
Circulation:1,369,069
Visits to the Library:789,919
Information Requests:45,613
Program Attendance in Meeting Room :26,179
Non-Library Meeting Room Use:1,642
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