Now that Christmas is (barely) over, the year-end reports begin. It’s not the most fun part of our year, but recording library statistics is important at every level. It can increase our funding if we show that we are a viable part of the community. We can also determine goals for the coming year. While monthly reports are provided to the library board members, other reports are required by our district system on a quarterly basis. Then annual reports are required by the state and passed on to the federal government. We also have to provide an annual report to our insurance company with any changes to our building, equipment or employees.

Once all these reports have been completed, we can get on with planning for our Summer Reading Program. You’ll be hearing a lot more about that in the months to come, as we have some exciting events to share with you.

But first, we want to celebrate our local law enforcement employees. On National Law Enforcement Day we’re holding a Coffee with Cops event on Wednesday, January 9 at the library between 9 to 10 am. We’ll serve coffee and cinnamon rolls and you can visit with Police Chief Tristan Snyder, and deputies Adam Smith and Angie Mitchell. This event gives you a chance to get to know your local law officers, and thank them for their service to the community. Watch for the Blue Line flag to fly in front of the library as a reminder to join us that day.

In the meantime, we thank you all for your continued support and interest in your library. We wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year!