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  • 1. 2009 Annual Report Libraries are more important than ever. April 26, 2010 Marilynn Mullen, Director
  • 2. Libraries are much more than books.
  • 3. Library resources and programs are more popular than ever. • 65,000 people checked out over 50,000 items. 217 people created their own • 6,600 questions were answered. sundaes as part of • 5,000 people attended our 263 programs. Be Creative @ your library.
  • 4. Libraries play a vital role in the education of children. Toddler Time, Reading Buddies and Summer Reading programs.
  • 5. Libraries promote cultural enrichment and lifelong learning. Let’s make a Mural! Cranbury Jazz Flower design workshop with Kathy Burke.
  • 6. The library is the only place providing free, equal and comprehensive access to information and resources. VITA volunteer, Tom Ward giving free assistance with tax preparation. Students studying in the library after school.
  • 7. The Internet complements libraries and cannot replace them. Computers in use. Black History Discussion Outreach Librarian Jan Murphy
  • 8. Libraries provide a tangible return on investment. What $175 gets you at the bookstore. When you could be checking out all this at the library each week!
  • 9. Libraries are the heart of the community they serve. Marching in the Memorial Day parade and Cranbury Day corn.
  • 10. 2009 Highlights Signing a lease agreement with the school and… …reconfiguring the library.
  • 11. 2009 Highlights Receiving a grant to provide service to the autistic community and sponsoring several programs for autistic adults.
  • 12. 2009 Highlights Purchasing a defibrillator for the library and providing CPR training for all staff members.
  • 13. 2009 Highlights According to the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service, Cranbury Public Library placed in the top 5% of American Libraries in our expenditure category. Program Public Internet Expenditure Category Circulation Visits Attendance Computer Use $400K- $999K Per Capita Per Capita Per Capita Per Capita Cranbury Public Library 11.0 19.1 0.95 6.5 Average Values 9.1 6.8 0.45 1.4
  • 14. 2009 Highlights Doug Baldwin taking third place in the NJ State Library video contest "Solving Life's Problem's“.