2013 Annual Report

HAZEN MEMORIAL LIBRARY

 

The mission of the Hazen Memorial Library is to offer free public library service to the community in a friendly and professional manner, and to respond to the community’s reading, reference and continuing educational needs with books and other media. In accord with this mission, the library offers programs and services intended to reveal the joy and advantages of reading and learning, especially to young children. The Hazen Memorial Library Board of Trustees and staff subscribe to the concept of intellectual freedom and offer their cooperation to other libraries and library agencies.

 

We encourage you to visit your town library and take advantage of all its services. Browse our website at www.shirleylibrary.org, where you will find the information you need to know about using the library.

 

 

Hazen Memorial Library Budget Totals FY13

       

July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013

         

Expense Item

Budgeted

Town

Appropriation

State Aid

Trustees

LSTA
Grant

Total
Expense

             

Expenses

   45,129.60

         

Library Materials

 

38,840.46

5,171.34

-

4,555.65

48,567.45

Repair/Maint.

 

3,378.95

1,299.46

1,224.46

-

5,902.87

Maint. Supplies

 

192.15

-

48.72

-

240.87

Prof/Tech Svcs

 

120.00

-

150.00

523.31

793.31

Phone

 

700.00

-

-

-

700.00

Office Supplies

 

422.91

689.56

4,199.99

-

5,312.46

Custodial Supplies

 

781.48

-

-

-

781.48

Online Cost

 

1,100.00

6,544.14

-

-

7,644.14

Postage

 

168.95

-

-

3.67

172.62

Book Processing

 

669.98

-

-

904.68

1,574.66

Miscellaneous

 

-

-

22.36

-

22.36

Other Supplies

 

-

65.48

457.42

-

522.90

In-State Travel

 

-

449.20

-

-

449.20

Utilities

   16,000.00

14,754.72

746.23

-

-

15,500.95

Salary, Appointed

   47,921.75

47,921.75

-

-

-

47,921.75

Wages, Hourly

   91,153.59

91,022.20

-

-

345.00

91,367.20

             

Total Budget:

200,204.94

         

Total expenses:

 

200,073.55

14,965.41

6,102.95

6,332.31

227,474.22

 

GRANTS

  1. The minimum State Aid requirements were met therefore the library was certified to receive $10,118 from this grant.
  2. The Small Libraries in Networks grant was also received, which applies a $2,500 savings on our C/W Mars network membership fees.
  3. The Shirley Cultural Council awarded us a grant to fund the summer reading kickoff event with a performance by magician Ed the Wizard.
  4. A $7,500 LSTA Reader’s Advisory Grant was completed in September.
 

 

Circulation and Services

 

In May, 2012 the library began using a new circulation system called Evergreen. The change was a big challenge for the library staff and patrons alike. We thank all of you for your patience and understanding as we worked through the learning curve together. The following table shows the statistics from the first full year of using Evergreen.

 

FY13 Circulation

Total

At the Library

59,024

In the Region

70,476

Overdrive Circs:

1,526

Total Circ Activity:

72,002

Interlibrary Loans:

 

Provided to other libraries

11,452

Requested from others

5,679

Net Lender Circs:

5,773

Visit Counts:

 

Total visits

45,732

Avg. per weekday/per hr.

196/24

Avg. per Saturday/per hr.

179/45

Patrons:

 

Shirley Residents with library cards

3,535

Other Residents

495

Avg. new Cards per month

22

Copy Holdings:

 

Adult

27,641

Children

19,534

YA

1,831

Copy Total:

49,006

Copies Added/Mo:

 

Items added in FY13

4,281

Children's Programs:

 

# Programs held

137

Attendance

4,274

Adult Programs:

 

# Programs held

181

Attendance

2,606

FRIENDS

 

Many popular events were again made possible in FY13 by the hard work and inspiration of our Friends. All the following museum passes are paid for by the group’s fundraising efforts: Butterfly Place, Fruitlands, Massachusetts State Parks, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Science, and the New England Aquarium. Summer reading prizes, programs and other children’s special performances are funded entirely by the Friends.

The 10th Annual Holiday Fair and cookie sale fundraiser was held in November. You can also support the Friends’ efforts through membership dues, buying books from the lobby book sale and by purchasing items from Amazon from the carousel on the library home page, www.shirleylibrary.org. A portion of each purchase benefits the Friends.

 

Look for the Friends membership flyer in the spring, and please renew your donation, or become a new member. The Friends are a 501(c)3 organization, and membership dues are tax-deductible. If you are looking for a rewarding volunteer experience, check the Library’s online calendar of events and come to a Friends meeting.  Every library needs Friends!

 

VOLUNTEERS

 

We give grateful thanks to all our volunteers for their dedicated service. A extra special “thank you” to Barbara Masiero for many years of exceptional service to the library. We are very fortunate to have you on our team. We also thank our teen volunteers who help Miss Kathleen in the Children’s Room with decorating, crafts, and keeping the shelves looking great!

 

STAFF

 

Thanks to the Hazen Memorial Library staff: Director Debra Roy, Assistant Director Sue Cusick, Youth Services Librarian Kathleen Farrar, Aides Chris McNeal, Carol Landers, and Steven Banks, and Library Custodian Shirley Lanteigne, whose commitment to provide the best customer service possible make our library successful and this board a pleasure on which to serve.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Trustees of the Hazen Memorial Library, FY13

Elizabeth West, Chair

Elizabeth Quinty, Vice-Chair

Kathryn Lyon, Secretary

Dwight W. Smith, Treasurer

Heidi Korhonen

Judy Stanislaw