Circle to the right. Turn in. Spin. Turn out. Spin. The
library drill team made its debut during the Balloon Rally Parade. The crowd
laughed, yelled and applauded. Everyone had fun.
|19 school tours for 443 people|
|91 preschool story times for 1,386 people|
|Six-week summer reading with 23 sessions for 945 kids|
|6 craft sessions for 391 kids|
|5 summer story times for 63 people|
During Book Lovers’ Month in February, children won 170 prizes.
The Friends sponsored the Annual Tree Trim Party.
The David A. Howe Public Library offered four computer classes: Basic Computer
and Windows Training, Getting Started with Email, Searching the Internet and
the World Wide Web. We had 41 classes and 198 adults attended.
7,797 people used the computer workstations to access
online databases and the Internet. That is an 8% increase from last year.
BUILDING AND GROUNDS
Faith Sikaras gave $10,000 in memory of her husband, Jim,
toward landscaping the front lawn. Twin Tier Landscaping added new flowers,
shrubs and trees. A portion of the memorial purchased a custom- made
extension to the circulation desk in the children’s section.
Habiterra, the architects who designed the new school
addition, surveyed the library structure. They recommended repairs to the
terrace, cupola and brick walls. Currently, the auditorium is closed to the
public due to leaks. The library is seeking funding to restore the terrace
and repair the auditorium.
The library loaned 127,417 items. This included:
|39,810 adult books (31%)|
|38,544 videos/DVDs (30%)|
|33,823 children’s books (27%)|
|7,020 audio books (5%)|
|3,992 music CDs (3%)|
|2,671 periodicals (2%)|
|1,557 other (2%)|
The library owns:
|27,032 adult fiction books|
|39,573 adult nonfiction books|
|19,081 children’s fiction books|
|10,647 children’s nonfiction books|
|2,890 audio items|
GRAND TOTAL OF 105,243
Decorated Christmas trees lined the sidewalks during
the holidays. The Lions Club provided funds for underground wiring and
electrical boxes. The new wiring will serve other groups such as Music on
Tax dollars account for less than 25% of the
library’s income. Gifts to the Friends, the general fund and memorials
help the library have a balanced budget. The largest gifts came from the
estates of Carl Alexander, Ella Shear and Sally Thornton.
Various organizations held 506 meetings, which is a 13% increase.
Mary Jacobs, Director
Lois Bulger, Children’s
Melody Fanton, Principal
Darlene Sherwood, Senior
Sarah Bentley, Liz Buchholz, Peter Dibiase, Rick Dodd, Ann Giddings,
Ursula Gray, Sheila Kalkbrenner, Ann Kemp, Louann Pawlak, Floyd Reynolds
and Justin Spicer
To provide better service to
the public, the staff spent 64 hours in learning reference and computer
To learn the new software for
the automated circulation system, the staff spent 225 hours in training
|Donald Comstock, President|
|Genevra Miller, Vice President|
|Tom Brown, Treasurer|
|Penny Canfield, Secretary|
|Robert Heywood, Jim Knapp,|
Monthly radio spots|
Monthly theme book displays|
Monthly tours for 55 people|
Monthly newspaper column in the Wellsville Daily Reporter|
All of the libraries in the Southern Tier Library
System changed the software that they use for
the STARCAT online catalog and circulation. The migration to SIRSI
Corporation’s Unicorn software was needed because the software we were
using became obsolete. Preparation for the change began a full year ago,
and after purchasing 6 new PC’s, the library made the switch on November
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provided over
$40,000 in upgrades for public access computers, including Windows 2000
for 4 PCs, licensing for Microsoft Encarta Reference Library and MapPoint
2002, and updated documentation.
The library’s website had 22,105 visits, more than double the number
Ten volunteers donated 762 hours shelving books and
videos, sorting periodicals, mending books and doing a variety of clerical
|Louann Pawlak, Coordinator|
|H. M. Bateman|
206 adults participated in the six-week summer program.
The winners of $25 gift certificates to various downtown businesses were
Catherine Anderson, Charlene White, Linda Orpet, Pat Decker, Cyndi Stanton
and Nicole Spierling.
This page was last updated
September 17, 2007.