Annual Report 2016-2017

Experiencing Diverse Programs for All Ages

The Library has continued our commitment to providing science, technology, and hands-on programming for all ages.

Our youth services librarians have continued our goal of offering STEM programming for children of all ages, including SCRATCH programming and hands-on Maker events. Youth services encouraged interaction in other ways, as well, increasing our bilingual, special needs, and sensory friendly programming. Maker programming was expanded to our adult audience as well, first with all-ages Maker programs for children, families, and adults, and then with adults-only Maker after Dark programs. The popularity of these Maker events, and others such as our new Cookbook Book Group, where participants prepare and share recipes from a selected cookbook, show that patrons of all ages enjoy using their hands and minds in creative ways.

  • 261 kids and adults attended 10 all-ages Maker programs.
  • New Event: family playlabs attracted 264 kids and parents over 7 events
  • New hands-on events for adults included CookBook Book Group and Maker After Dark, and Make your Own Mug and Tshirt Tote Bags for teens.

Librarian Stephen Koebel assists a patron at a Maker After Dark event.

Multi-generational participation at a Family Tech Night.

A junior high patron takes part in a hands-on craft project.