Hunt said he was excited about the additions the library made to its adult programs including the quarterly law forum and the Coffee And Business Advice meetings
Although the facility was not able to use it before the end of the year, Hunt was also excited the library was able to purchase a larger book mobile,
“Just obtaining it is a milestone,” Hunt said.
This year the library also increased the number of titles patrons could check out.
Hunt said he was proud of the new and ongoing programs at the library and what they had been able to accomplish.
Technology at the library saw many changes in 2010.
The library received a technology grant to replace 15 of its older computers. It was also approved for a second technology grant to purchase computers for the children’s area. However, Hunt said the funds will not be given to the library until 2011. The library also implemented an updated computer management system which streamlined the process of logging on to the library’s computers.
The library also added approximately 5,000 titles to its collection. Hunt said the children’s collection and adult fiction books are checked out the most, and the number of checkouts continues to increase. New titles were also made available to patrons electronically through the Regional eBook and Audiobook Download System.
During 2010, the library also served as host of the Smithsonian Institution’s series of traveling exhibits, Journey Stories.
“I don’t think we’ve ever had a Smithsonian exhibit before,” Hunt said.
In 2011, Hunt hopes the library will be able to hire a young adult section librarian and make more e-books available to patrons.