2014 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 FY14

     

July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014

       

Expense Item

FY14

Budget

Town

Appropriation

State Aid

Trustees

Total
Expense

           

Expenses

   46,130.00

       

Library Materials

 

40,707.53

1,462.50

199.36

42,369.39

Repair/Maint.

 

1,509.88

460.00

1,006.75

2,976.63

Maint. Supplies

 

47.37

-

676.25

723.62

Prof/Tech

 

-

-

924.00

600.00

Phone

 

700.00

-

-

700.00

Office Supplies

 

744.25

232.49

500.00

1,476.74

Custodial Supplies

 

650.23

-

-

650.23

Online Cost

 

1,385.00

6,625.00

353.51

8,363.51

Postage

 

285.99

-

-

285.99

Book Processing

 

1,009.38

-

-

1,009.38

Miscellaneous

 

31.23

-

-

31.23

Other Supplies

 

-

-

535.89

535.89

In-State Travel

 

-

270.15

-

270.15

Program Expenses

 

-

-

1,864.01

1,864.01

Utilities

   15,000.00

14,059.14

1,131.14

-

15,190.28

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salary, Appointed

51,542.24

51,542.24

-

-

51,542.24

Wages, Hourly

   96,070.33

96,070.33

401.66

-

96,471.99

           

Total Budget:

208,742.57

       

Total expenses:

 

208,742.57

10,582.94

6,059.77

225,385.28

 Circulation and Services:

FY14 Circulation

Total

Direct - At the Library

55,876

Direct plus state-wide circulations

63,900

Overdrive Circs:

2,813

Total Circ Activity:

58,689

Interlibrary Loans:

 

Provided to other libraries

10,986

Requested from others

5,335

Net Lender Circs:

5,651

Visit Counts:

 

Total visits

44,978

Avg. per weekday/per hr.

195/24

Avg. per Saturday/per hr.

153/38

Patrons:

 

Shirley Residents with library cards

3,492

Other Residents

530

Avg. new Cards per month

22

Copy Holdings:

 

Adult

27,908

Children

18,745

YA

1,893

Copy Total:

48,546

Copies Added/Mo:

 

Items added in FY14

3,612

Children's Programs:

 

# Programs held

168

Attendance

3,120

Adult Programs:

 

# Programs held

193

Attendance

3,296

Meeting Room Uses

403

VOLUNTEERS

We give grateful thanks to all our volunteers for their dedicated service, especially to Barbara Masiero for her many years of exceptional service to the library. We are very fortunate to have her on our team, and we appreciate her enthusiasm and support of the town library.

Thanks to the teen volunteers who help in the children’s room with decorations, crafts, and keeping the shelves neat and clean.

The following donate their time and talents to further the library mission, and we thank them for all they do:

      - The Pets and People Foundation for bringing us Sophie the Reading dog.
        - Nashoba Nursing and Hospice for providing bereavement counseling.
          - Peter Kidd for fixing our broken chairs, and anything made of wood.
            - Family Partnership for providing additional story time programs.

FRIENDS

Many popular events were again made possible in FY14 by the hard work and inspiration of our Friends. All the 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, adult programs and children’s special performances such as Itsy Bitsy Yoga and Mini-Motions Preschool Fitness classes are wholly funded by the Friends. The 11th 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.
The Mini-Golf Fundraising event held in February was a fun family event that brought many people into the library; some that may have never visited. The playing course was spread throughout the building and showed off the library and its collections. Many were surprised that we had items such as new DVD’s, magazines and audiobooks, and that there is more to the library than ‘just’ books. This was a successful fundraiser in many ways, as we reached our financial goal, and introduced the library to more town citizens. The Friends wish to thank the following businesses that supported the mini golf event: Anonymous, in memory of Lucy Longley; Bemis Associates, Inc.; Bigelow Plumbing and Heating; Bull Run Restaurant; Family Tree Home Care; Golden Girl Granola; Turf Logic; and Wonderful World of Children. We are so grateful to you all for your support. 
Please look for the Friends flyer in the spring and consider renewing your membership, or become a new member. The Friends are a 501(c)3 organization, and memberships 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!

 STAFF

Thanks to the Hazen Memorial Library staff: Director Debra Roy, Assistant Director Sue Cusick, Youth Services Librarian Kathleen Farrar, Library Aides Carol Landers, Chris McNeal, and Steven Banks, and 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. We truly believe that behind every great community is a great library.

Respectfully submitted,

Debra Roy, Library Director

Trustees of the Hazen Memorial Library, FY14

Elizabeth West, Chair

Elizabeth Quinty, Vice Chair

Kathryn Lyon, Secretary

Dwight W. Smith, Treasurer

Heidi Korhonen

Judy Stanislaw