Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Just another month at the Library System

February, 2007

It was just another month at the library system. The children’s weekly story hour programs were presented to excited, happy children. Basic computer instruction classes were held. Movies were shown after school. GED test preparation classes were held twice a week at Anahuac. The weekly Tai Chi class met. The Writers’ Interest Group carried on over at Mont Belvieu a couple of times. The Teen Advisory Board got together to plot more fun and games.

Because it was a holiday month, there were Valentine programs at each branch, including the teen’s “Stupid Cupid Chocolate Festival.” Since national “Read Across America” Day was March 2, there were special Cat in the Hat events the last week of the month. Since it was time for the quarterly meeting, the Library Advisory Board met, hosted by Assistant County Librarian Valerie Jensen. Since there were a couple of holidays during this short month of February, we didn’t have as many hours to be open as usual.

In spite of that, we had 9,887 people walk through the doors. We had 501 children and adults at our programs. We had 1,647 people who used our public access computers. We had 460 people who went to our library website. And just to show that the death of the book is highly overrated, we had 15,627 items checked out of our libraries in Chambers County during the month of February. All in all, it was just another month at the library system....

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