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Your Library 2009 Kiwanis Eyeopener December 1, 2009 Holly Carroll
Your new Director <ul><li>New to Colorado </li></ul><ul><li>Born and Raised in Ohio </li></ul><ul><li>Over 30 years experi...
Your New Director <ul><li>Alas, a Cleveland Sports Fan  </li></ul><ul><li>Avid Hiker and Biker </li></ul>
The Beginning Community Reading Room on Walnut Street 1889 Carnegie Library 1904  Fort Collins
The Library District <ul><li>Formed in 2007 </li></ul>
Governance <ul><li>7 member Board of Trustees </li></ul><ul><li>Appointed for 7 year terms by Larimer County and the City ...
Main Library <ul><li>Main Library built 1976 in Library Park </li></ul>
Harmony Library <ul><li>Joint-use with Front Range Community College, opened in 1998 </li></ul>
Harmony Library  Partnership <ul><li>50 Year Contract </li></ul><ul><li>Building owned and maintained by FRCC </li></ul><u...
Council Tree <ul><li>Opened in March 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>A family library with book store ambience </li></ul><ul><li>17...
Council Tree
Council Tree
2009 Budget EXPENDITURES Personnel   $4,830,400 Contractual   1,668,500  Collection      950,000 Other Commodities    447,...
Programs & Services <ul><li>Poudre River Public Library District is one of the busiest libraries in Colorado.  </li></ul><...
Kids love the Library
Interesting Stats <ul><li>2,343,595 items were borrowed in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated  3,000,000 will be borrowed in...
Borrowing is up
Partnerships <ul><li>CSU – social entrepreneur series </li></ul><ul><li>Rocky Mountain Raptor Program </li></ul><ul><li>Fo...
Support Groups <ul><li>Friends of the Poudre River Library </li></ul><ul><li>Poudre River Library Trust </li></ul>
Grants <ul><li>History Comes Alive – FortFund, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Book Express for Kids, Library Services and Technolo...
Awards <ul><li>Community Partnership Award, Colorado Assoc. of Libraries 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Top Teen List Committee, A...
Planning for the  Future <ul><li>Strategic Plan 2008-2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities Plan adopted July 2009 </li></ul><u...
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  1. 1. Your Library 2009 Kiwanis Eyeopener December 1, 2009 Holly Carroll
  2. 2. Your new Director <ul><li>New to Colorado </li></ul><ul><li>Born and Raised in Ohio </li></ul><ul><li>Over 30 years experience in public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Last position: Deputy Director, Cleveland Public Library </li></ul>
  3. 3. Your New Director <ul><li>Alas, a Cleveland Sports Fan </li></ul><ul><li>Avid Hiker and Biker </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Beginning Community Reading Room on Walnut Street 1889 Carnegie Library 1904 Fort Collins
  5. 5. The Library District <ul><li>Formed in 2007 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Governance <ul><li>7 member Board of Trustees </li></ul><ul><li>Appointed for 7 year terms by Larimer County and the City of Fort Collins </li></ul>
  7. 7. Main Library <ul><li>Main Library built 1976 in Library Park </li></ul>
  8. 8. Harmony Library <ul><li>Joint-use with Front Range Community College, opened in 1998 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Harmony Library Partnership <ul><li>50 Year Contract </li></ul><ul><li>Building owned and maintained by FRCC </li></ul><ul><li>Operations and staff supervised by Library District </li></ul><ul><li>Managed collaboratively </li></ul><ul><li>Serves as both public and academic library </li></ul>
  10. 10. Council Tree <ul><li>Opened in March 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>A family library with book store ambience </li></ul><ul><li>17,000 square feet </li></ul><ul><li>Located in Front Range Village </li></ul><ul><li>Exterior Gold Leed Certified, interior- platinum? </li></ul><ul><li>Paid entirely with city impact fees collected over 12 year period </li></ul>
  11. 11. Council Tree
  12. 12. Council Tree
  13. 13. 2009 Budget EXPENDITURES Personnel $4,830,400 Contractual 1,668,500 Collection 950,000 Other Commodities 447,400 Contingency 100,000 Projected Expenditures $7,996,300 Reserve for 2009 $3,235,063
  14. 14. Programs & Services <ul><li>Poudre River Public Library District is one of the busiest libraries in Colorado. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2008 over 54,000 people attended 1,400 programs at the libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 70,000 items were borrowed from and another 40,000 items loaned to other libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>Adult and children’s Library reference staff answered 123,500 questions . </li></ul>
  15. 15. Kids love the Library
  16. 16. Interesting Stats <ul><li>2,343,595 items were borrowed in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated 3,000,000 will be borrowed in 2009 +28% </li></ul><ul><li>Active card holders 115,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Population of District 170,000 </li></ul><ul><li>District comprises 1,700 square miles </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers 789 </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer hours 17,060 </li></ul><ul><li>Homebound Deliveries 7,937 </li></ul>
  17. 17. Borrowing is up
  18. 18. Partnerships <ul><li>CSU – social entrepreneur series </li></ul><ul><li>Rocky Mountain Raptor Program </li></ul><ul><li>Fort Collins Reads </li></ul><ul><li>International Center for 24 International Nights </li></ul><ul><li>City of Fort Collins- Local history website </li></ul>
  19. 19. Support Groups <ul><li>Friends of the Poudre River Library </li></ul><ul><li>Poudre River Library Trust </li></ul>
  20. 20. Grants <ul><li>History Comes Alive – FortFund, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Book Express for Kids, Library Services and Technology Act, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 2008, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting retrofit and HVAC re-commission, FortZed, 2009,2010. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Awards <ul><li>Community Partnership Award, Colorado Assoc. of Libraries 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Top Teen List Committee, Am. Library Association, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Service to Diverse Populations Award, Colorado Assoc. of Libraries,2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Project of the Year Award, Colorado Assoc. of Libraries 2007 ( formation of District) </li></ul>
  22. 22. Planning for the Future <ul><li>Strategic Plan 2008-2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities Plan adopted July 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Expansion Fees </li></ul><ul><li>Policy review </li></ul>
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