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FY15 Annual Report

Message from the Director

In this report you will find facts and numbers to summarize our 2015 fiscal year. It was a tremendously successful year! Our focus remains on three main pillars of service: Education, Economic Growth and Enrichment.

Each year we give thanks to the many people and organizations for their support and partnerships with the library to help us provide the very best library services and programs.

The thanks start with my staff — a multi-talented team of people who work tirelessly and creatively to provide our community excellent library service.

Additional support comes from our many library volunteers. 109 library volunteers, 48 who were teens, gave 1,527 hours of their time to the library this year. Our teen volunteers earned hours towards their school service-learning requirement.

At the top of the volunteer list is our Board of Library Trustees, who support and guide us, providing their expertise and setting solid policies. A special thank you goes to Library Board member Abigail McNinch, who left the board in January. We welcome new Library Board member Amy I. Brandt, who joined the board in April.

Another group of volunteers is our Friends of the Caroline County Public Library. Not only do these members volunteer at events, they are always working to raise money to help fund items not covered by the library’s budget.

We are proud to be a part of the strong Caroline County network of government, agencies and non-profits, which work together to garner the most from all our funds and staff to provide the very best to our community.

Some of our major partners are the Caroline County Commissioners and their staff, Caroline County Public Schools, Head Start, Early Head Start, Federalsburg Judy Center, Caroline County Council of Arts, Caroline County Recreation and Parks, Caroline County Public Works, AARP Tax Assistance Volunteers, and YMCA of Caroline County. Additional regional partners include Chesapeake College, the Eastern Shore Regional Library, Talbot Career Center, Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board, and SAILOR.

A great portion of funding for new materials, services and programs continues to be provided through a grant from the Eastern Shore Regional Library and funding from the Friends of the Library. This year’s corporate sponsorship for our Summer Reading Program was provided by Tanglewood Conservatories, Rex Landscaping, Avon-Dixon Agency, Heritage Financial Consultants, Better Days Farm; Rowe Insurance Agency, Provident State Bank, ImPRESSive Printing, Centreville National Bank, Gray’s Gas, Choptank Transport, and a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.

We also thank the Division of Library Development and Services for choosing this library to pilot two exciting STEM youth programs this past year and for providing staff development grants through their Library Service and Technology Act funds.

And as always, thanks to all the individuals and organizations who support the library through their donations to the library directly and through the Friends of the Library.