BUILDING AND GROUNDS
General Roofing replaced the flat section across the
peak of the roof.
Local mason, Jason Dean,
replaced sections of the concrete sidewalk, patched stairs and laid a
new walk for the service entrance.
The Board continued to
work with Whitford and local engineers to determine the best way to
repair the leaks in the terrace, auditorium and cupola.
school tours (252 people)
·93 preschool story times (1,283
summer reading with 23 sessions (1,586 kids)
craft sessions (410 kids)
·4 summer story times (118
Beau Clown (145 people )
Trim and Christmas party (85 people)
The library loaned 124,830 items. This included:
·31,201 children’s books
The library owns:
adult fiction books (22%)
·40,057 adult nonfiction books
·19,903 children’s fiction
·10,837 children’s nonfiction
·2,991 audio (3%)
·3,847 videos/DVDs (4%)
·3,256 other (3%)
Over 8,000 people used the computer workstations to
access online databases and the Internet.
library offered four computer classes: Basic Computer and Windows Training, Getting Started with Email,
Searching the Internet and the World Wide Web. 136 adults attended 27 classes.
Tax dollars account for less than 25% of the David A. Howe Public Library’s income.
Gifts to the Friends, the general fund and memorials help the
library to have a balanced budget.
The largest gifts came from the estates of Doris Young and Ella
Shear. Doris and Tex Young
helped to start the Friends of the Library in the 1967.
The American Legion donated $5,000 toward building projects.
The Monday Club donated $3,500 toward the kitchen, books,
materials and projects. (See complete list of donors and gifts).
The Manley Memorial Trust donated $12,000 for a microfilm
reader/printer system which includes a desktop microfilm scanner, image
scan software, personal computer and laser printer.
The digital image enhances the readability of the newspapers on
microfilm. Other grants included:
from the sponsor incentive grant,
·$1,600 for Bookshares,
·$844 from e-rate, which
Lions Club members did an extreme makeover of the kitchen, which is used
by numerous groups for receptions and teas. They transformed the
room with new oak cabinets, double stainless steel sinks, appliances,
electrical wiring, marbled pattern flooring, lighting and a fresh coat of
continued the annual tradition of the “Fantasy of Lights” on the
Community organizations held 485 meetings in various library rooms.
Mary Jacobs, Director
Lois Bulger, Children’s Librarian
Allison Midgley, Technology Coordinator
Melody Fanton, Principal Clerk
Darlene Sherwood, Senior Clerk
Kevin Clement, Peter DiBiase, Rick Dodd, Ann Giddings, Ursula Gray, Sheila
Kalkbrenner, Ann Kemp, Louann Pawlak and Floyd Reynolds
in PBS special “Our Town: Wellsville,
·Book cart drill team
·Monthly theme book displays
·Bi-monthly tours for 43 people
·Monthly newspaper column in the Wellsville
College of Technology Culinary Arts students made this gingerbread library
and donated it to the library in December.
289 adults participated in the third annual six-week summer program.
The winners of $25 gift certificates to various downtown businesses
were Debbie Wright, Betsy Kent, Barbara Savins, Melissa Sahm, Francine
Cuykendall and Catherine Anderson. Participants
increased 40% from the previous year.
computers are connected via a partial T –1 line to the main server at
the Southern Tier Library System (STLS).
This offers high speed Internet and access to the automated
circulation software, SIRSI
Unicorn, which was upgraded this year.
with a Supreme Court ruling, STLS installed Internet filtering software.
The filter blocks visual depictions as specified by the Federal
Children’s Internet Protection Act.
long-range plan, the library replaces five computers every year.
We installed the new computers in late fall.
Donald Comstock, President
Genevra Miller, Vice President
Tom Brown, Treasurer
Penny Canfield, Secretary
Thirteen volunteers donated 929 hours shelving books and videos,
sorting periodicals, mending books and doing a variety of clerical work. That is a 22% increase over last year.
Louann Pawlak, Coordinator
H. M. Bateman, Ann Brocci, Linda Cook,
Liz Heywood, Erland Kailbourne, Lynn Kaufman, Sue Knight, Nancy Lewis, Anne Recio, Bette Robarts, Al Vossler, Judy Winslow
website had a total of 23, 735 visits during the year, a 7% increase over
While the website is busiest from 3-4pm, more people access our
website after, rather than during, business hours. That means evenings and
weekends are a great time to renew books and place holds on STARCAT!
This page was last updated
September 17, 2007