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Tulare County
Library
Your Library in More Places
FY 2012-2013 Annual Report
Core Services
 Providing reading materials to the residents
of Tulare County.
 Finding information and reference materia...
15 Locations County-wide
 The Library operates 15 branch
libraries in the communities of:
 Alpaugh
 Dinuba
 Earlimart
...
Programs
Children
The children of Tulare County are a high priority
for the Library. Story times are held in all branch
li...
Online Resources
Technology
 Library E-book Collection is one
of the largest in the Central
Valley with over 32,000 title...
Online Resources
Technology
 Library E-book Collection is one
of the largest in the Central
Valley with over 32,000 title...
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  1. 1. Tulare County Library Your Library in More Places FY 2012-2013 Annual Report
  2. 2. Core Services  Providing reading materials to the residents of Tulare County.  Finding information and reference material as requested.  Providing Literacy Services to assist residents of Tulare County to be proficient in reading and life skills.  The Library provides access to more than 300,000 volumes of books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and audio books  Customers also have access to the San Joaquin Valley Library System (SJVLS), totaling close to 2,000,000 volumes. SJVLS is a consortium of 9 public libraries in 6 valley counties including Tulare County.  Library Circulation has increased 15% in the past four years. Books and Materials
  3. 3. 15 Locations County-wide  The Library operates 15 branch libraries in the communities of:  Alpaugh  Dinuba  Earlimart  Exeter  Ivanhoe  Lindsay  Orosi  Pixley  Springville  Strathmore  Terra Bella  Three Rivers  Tipton  Visalia  Woodlake The Library also operates Book Machines in Cutler, Tipton, East Porterville and in the Workforce Investment Board “One-Stops” in Visalia and Dinuba. The library has used these machines to provide mini-libraries in underserved areas. The Tulare County Library has renovated six of its 15 libraries in the past four years with plans to renovate the remainder within the next five years.
  4. 4. Programs Children The children of Tulare County are a high priority for the Library. Story times are held in all branch libraries. Summer reading programs are provided to encourage recreational reading and to help children sustain the reading and comprehension skills learned in school. Performers and special programs are scheduled to help draw the children into these activities. Children’s program attendance has increased 20% in the past year with over 60% of children completing the summer reading program The READ TO SUCCEED Adult Literacy Program provides one-on-one tutoring services and conversation circles at the Literacy Center in Visalia, in the branch libraries and now in Tulare targeting a wide range of goals, including GED test preparation, improvement of basic reading and writing skills, and mastery of English as a second language (ESL). Literacy
  5. 5. Online Resources Technology  Library E-book Collection is one of the largest in the Central Valley with over 32,000 titles.  Library provides access to technology: Wireless Internet, Public Access Computers, Nooks, and Chromebooks  Award Winning Teen program established Digital Media Lab for teens to experiment. Planned 2013/2014 Summer Reading Programs.  Computer Classes and Digital Literacy Program provides outreach to seniors.
  6. 6. Online Resources Technology  Library E-book Collection is one of the largest in the Central Valley with over 32,000 titles.  Library provides access to technology: Wireless Internet, Public Access Computers, Nooks, and Chromebooks  Award Winning Teen program established Digital Media Lab for teens to experiment. Planned 2013/2014 Summer Reading Programs.  Computer Classes and Digital Literacy Program provides outreach to seniors.
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