It is my pleasure to present the Troy Public Library’s 2012-2013 Annual Report.
People of all ages in the Troy community rediscovered their Library this year!
The number of Library visitors increased by 8% to 480,342. More visitors meant more circulation of materials – up by 9% over last year to 1,348,006. More visitors also meant more people attending one of the 462 programs at the Library. Program attendance soared by 158%.
Reflecting the tech savvy Troy community, downloadable eBook circulation increased by 183% over last year, hits on the Library’s website increased by 10%, and the Library saw its social media presence improve, with 1,437 Facebook Likes, and 395 followers on Twitter.
Increased use was not the only good news over the last year. In December 2012, the Library was awarded a Smart investing@your library grant for $65,175 from the American Library Association and the FINRA Foundation. This prestigious grant is being used to implement a series of financial literacy programs for teens and their parents, which will continue through June 2014.
Also, over the past year, we reached out to Troy residents, the business community and other City stakeholders to create the Library’s 2013-2015 Strategic Plan. This process was informative, educational and inspiring. The plan provides a roadmap for Library Staff to follow, to ensure that the Library is meeting – and exceeding – the needs of the community. The Strategic Plan’s goals and objectives are reflected throughout our Annual Report.
And as always, great customer service to our patrons was our top priority in 2012-2013, and continues to be today.
Read the entire Library Annual Report.