Hulbert Library of the town of Concord annual report
This year, circulation at the library totaled 102,629 materials. Approximately 3,735 new books and library materials have been added and new ones arrive weekly.
Patrons made more than 58,000 visits in 2011 and used more than 25,000 books, newspapers and magazines.
If a book is not available at the branch, it can be ordered from another library within the system. Deliveries are made five times weekly.
The summer reading program will begin on Thursday, July 12. “Dream to Read,” a youth summer reading program, allows participants to read five books each week and receive a prize. Visit the library’s circulation desk for details.
A preschool program for children ages 2 - 5 will begin on Thursday, June 28 from 10 - 11 a.m.
Both programs will run for four weeks.
Last year, the library’s summer program included a visit from Nickel City Reptiles, Mr. J., Explore & More and Mike Randall. More than 200 children participated. These programs were funded by the library’s book sale, which will be held on May 23 - 25 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Erie County Legislator John Mills will be hosting a hot dog roast on July 19 from 4 - 8 p.m. On that day, library will be having a bake sale, 50/50 raffle and a leftover book sale from 2 - 7 p.m. Paul Zittel and Pure Country will be at Fiddlers Green Park across from the library at 6:30 p.m., celebrating the town of Concord’s bicentennial.
Patrons can make use of the library’s copy machine at a cost per page. Music CDs, books on tape and videos are also available. Nook®, Kindle®, iPad® and other e-readers can be used to download free books with a valid Buffalo and Erie County Public Library card. Visit any library or www.buffalolib.org or call 858-8900 for details. Videos and DVDs may be checked out for seven days.
The Springville Lions Club donations include books on tape, large print books and a telesensory magnifier for the visually impaired. Eleven computers continue to be available for public access, Internet usage and personal computing resources. Three laptops are now available for the general public’s in-house use. The library’s website, www.buffalolib.org, includes a public access catalog, periodical databases and a reference desk, along with Ancestry.com.
The community garden at the Hulbert Library continues to grow. It is located at the northeast corner of the library parking lot and will continue to be an ongoing project.
Memorial books and monetary donations are accepted.