Library System – July, 2016
Children’s enrollment – up 12%
Total circulation June/July – 56,751
7761 people attended programs at the Chambers County
Summer Reading Program is in the books!
Over 150 thank you letters will soon go out to all the businesses,
individuals, and groups who supported our program this year. During our six week Summer Reading event we
held 72 programs system
wide. Another record for us!
and planning our summer program starts each year in October. We meet as a group early enough to brainstorm
ideas and get a jump on the direction we want to go. We talk about program ideas, themes, rules,
sponsors, supplies, and much more. The
staff turns in their details to the administrative side over the next several
months. This gives them time to plan
with a set schedule, and once summer arrives, the bulk of the hard work has
been done. Once Kickoff Week arrives,
we’re ready to go. We’re already setting
a date for the 2017 planning meeting.
It’s never ending around here!
we are given extra help thanks to the County Commissioners. Nine high school and college students were
employed at the library system this summer.
They provided much needed help at programs, and spent the majority of
their time putting up thousands of returned books! We appreciate the court providing us with
this extra help.
Commissioners’ Court on the 12th, Assistant County Librarian Annie
Vass recognized Joseph Redou with NRG. NRG
has been the main sponsor for the Summer Reading program for the past several
years. Their contribution allows the
library system to continue to provide quality programs to the public.
In July we
welcomed a new staff member at the Chambers County Library in Anahuac. Sue Hawthorne joins the team and will be
responsible for providing much needed front desk help. Sue comes to us from Anahuac Middle School
where she was responsible for overseeing the library there.
finishing touches for the first phase of renovations at Anahuac have been
completed. Public computers have been
relocated, along with moving some shelving around to allow more open space for
Chad Chesmark with readers at Anahuac!
New staff member Sue Hawthorne having fun at the Summer Reading Party
Children's Librarian Michelle Mims ready to serve cupcakes!
Teen Summer Reading Party at Winnie!
Mont Belvieu staff with magician, James Wand!