From April 22 through May 19, the library will be running an online survey to understand how patrons use the library’s technology so we can provide resources and services that are valuable to the community.
The Impact Survey is anonymous, available in English and Spanish, and takes 10-15 minutes to complete. The survey is confidential and does not collect any personally identifiable information.
Please support the library and help us improve our services. Click the “Take Our Survey” button to access the survey. If you are using a library public access computer to fill out the survey, feel free to let office staff know if you need your computer time extended.
The Impact Survey is a project of the University of Washington Information School. For more information about the Impact Survey, visit http://impactsurvey.org.
On Wednesday March 9th, the Board of Trustees held its Annual Meeting.
One highlight was the presentation of the “President’s Report for 2010” by Hudson Area Library President Theresa Parsons. The report looked back at the achievements of 2010 and to the future plans and goals for this year. The complete text is continued below.
Library Director Corey Fleming also presented excerpts from the “Annual Report for Public and Association Libraries”.
He noted that during 2010 the library began to offer downloads of electronic books and and audio books for the first time. The number of library sponsored program sessions increased by 14% to 374 compared to 2009. Attendance at these programs grew by 11% to 4,505. The Summer Reading program grew very well to 210 attendees, a 33% increase compared to 2009. The Library continued to host programs for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) with sessions growing by 13% to 480 compared to 2009 with total attendance grwoing by 4% to 4,472. Internet use at the library’s computers boomed to 11,191, a 33% increase over 2009. Overall visits to the library grew by 7% to 65,324 again compared to 2009. Continue reading →