2012 Durham County Library Annual Report
Durham County Library Annual Report for FY 2012.
Annual Report FY 2012 Board of Trustees FY 2012 Allan Lang Chair Henry Felder Vice Chair Crystal Dreisbach Joe Hewitt Derrick Jordan Paolo Mangiafico Shawn Miller Joyce Sykes Beck Tench Rob Rabb Friends of the Durham Library Liaison Brenda Howerton Board of Trustees Liaison Durham County Library Administrative Team, FY 2012 Tammy Baggett Director Lakesia Farmer Human Resources Analyst Terry B. Hill Deputy Director Anita Robinson Executive Assistant to the Director Catherine Mau Assistant Director for Operations, Finance and Outreach Gina Rozier Marketing and Development Manager Rheda Epstein Resources & Technical Services Administrator Jill Wagy Technology Management Administrator Message from the Director, Tammy Baggett Welcome to the first Durham County Library annual report of my tenure. I am so proud of our library and the great collection, programs and services we provide to our community. In this publication, we present a snapshot of who we are and what we do as a library, and we highlight the exceptional things that we accomplished in the last fiscal year. I am delighted to have this opportunity to take stock, give thanks and celebrate our milestones and successes. As you will see in the following pages, great things happened in FY 2012, as our patrons broke records visiting the library in person and online. Circulation topped three million for the first time, program attendance reached an alltime high and we saw almost three million visits to the library website. In addition, we celebrated a 50th anniversary for one of our historic library branches, and we embraced new technology by making ebooks available to our patrons. All in all, the library made great strides toward reaching the strategic goals outlined early in the fiscal year: service excellence, growth and innovation. Durham County Library is a wonderful place to participate, learn and play because of the work and dedication of a great many people. First, we are grateful to our County Commissioners for having the foresight to build a premier library system. Second, we thank the members of the library family: the Board of Trustees, Durham Library Foundation and the Friends of the Durham Library, for all the time, energy and resources they give to the library every day. Many of the wonderful initiatives included in this report â€“ and in fact, the report itself â€“ are a direct result of the tireless support of these volunteers. Third, I thank the staff for their commitment to innovation and excellent customer service. Our staff members strive to exceed patron expectations by offering the best in programming and services without exception. Finally, and most importantly, we are grateful to members of the Durham community who visit the library in person and online, who value and care for the resources the library makes available, and whose tax dollars and donations support their library. We are a great library because a great community makes that happen. It is my goal to continue making this exceptional library even better, and for that I need your help. After you read this report, I encourage you to share your thoughts on what weâ€™re doing well and what would you like to see us do better. Contact us online, in person or by phone. I welcome and value your feedback. Tammy Baggett Director 919-560-0160 email@example.com 1 The mission of Durham County Library is to provide the community with books, services and other resources that inform, inspire learning, cultivate understanding and excite the imagination. entire 2 community Durham County Library does not just serve the community, it reflects our community in a relationship that flows in through each library’s doors and out to the farthest reaches of the county. Durham County is diverse, dynamic and forward thinking, with a reverence for the past, yet a willingness to embrace new ideas. The library meets this community where it is and anticipates coming trends with a continuously evolving collection and services for young and old, rich and poor, businesses and nonprofits, individuals and organizations. Job Prep Classes Courses on computer basics, Microsoft Office, job hunting online and resume assistance help prepare the public for job hunting in a tough economic environment. Ask a Librarian “Search engines with a heart” provide unbiased answers and information by phone, email, text, chat and in person. Interlibrary Loan The first graduating class of the Ready to Work program, with their certificates. community partners Books are available to Durham County residents from libraries all over the country through a reciprocal borrowing program. Nonprofit Organizations: Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations • Carolina Theatre • Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University • Center for the Global Learner at Durham Technical Community College • Center for Women in the Ministry in the South • City of Durham • Downtown Durham, Inc. • Duke University • Duke University Archives • Duke University Middle East Studies Center • Duke University Islamic Studies Center • Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies • Durham Alumnae Chapter of Bennett College • Durham Arts Council • Durham Central Park • Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau • Durham Farmers Market • Durham Human 3 community Bookmobile The first of its kind in North Carolina, the bookmobile visits preschools, daycares, public housing neighborhoods, communities and shopping centers far from library facilities. Voting and Early Voting Sites Thousands of residents participate in their democracy at the library, voting in both local and national elections. Older Adult and Shut-In Service The Get Set, Get Ready, Let’s Read! Discovery Mobile. Get Set, Get Ready, Let’s Read! Specially trained library staff members provide onsite storytimes to children at low ranking home daycare centers throughout Durham County and train the daycare providers to build literacy skills in their young charges. OASIS provides readers advisory and door-todoor delivery of materials for older adults who are unable to visit library locations. Tax Preparation VITA and AARP provide free tax preparation for seniors and low income patrons. Public Computers Hundreds of computers are available every day for public use. Library patrons logged more than 440,000 sessions in FY 2012. community partners 4 Relations Comission • Durham Library Foundation • Durham Merchants Association • Durham Public Schools • Durham Rotary Club • Durham Technical Community College • Durham’s Creek Week Partners • Forest at Duke • Friends of the Durham Library • Friends of the Russell Rosenwald School • Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce • Hayti Heritage Center / St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation • Hill House • Historic Preservation Society of Durham • Keep Durham Beautiful • Kiwanis Club of Durham • Kostroma Committee of the Sister Cities of Durham • Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern • Museum of Durham History • Nasher Museum • N.C. Association of Black Storytellers • North Carolina Central Home Schooling Services Foundation Center Story hours, learning labs, library tours and special book clubs are tailored specifically for home schoolers. On-site access to funder and donor information for local nonprofit organizations is available at the Main library. Community Meeting Spaces/Study Rooms North Carolina Collection Large or small spaces are available to individuals, organizations and businesses. This is the place to learn about Durham history or to find one-of-a-kind local documents. Hispanic Services Coordinator, Judy Quijano, (right) with children’s author Ramona Moreno Winner. Hispanic Services A dedicated Hispanic Services coordinator, Spanish storytimes, ESOL classes and cultural programming are targeted for a growing, diverse population. Free Wi-Fi Laptop users enjoy no-cost, high-speed internet inside – or even nearby – all regional and branch libraries. University • North Carolina Folklife Institute • North Carolina Humanities Council • North Carolina Museum of Life and Science • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute • Pauli Murray Project • PlayMakers Repertory Company • School House of Wonder • Scrap Exchange • Sisters Network Triangle NC • Southern Documentary Fund • SplatSpace • StoriesWork • Student Action with Farmworkers • Triangle University Food Studies • UNC-TV For Profit Organizations: Atomic Empire • Bull Street Gourmet and Market • Casbah • Chapel Hill Comics • Daisy Cakes • Dos Perros • Duke University Press • Durham Performing Arts Center • Fullsteam Brewery • GlaxoSmithKline • Hutchings and Hutchings • Loaf • Motorco Music Hall • Ninth Street Bakery • NoveList • OnlyBurger • Parker and Otis • Pie Pushers • Pop’s Backdoor Pizza • Pop’s Trattoria • Regulator Bookshop • Rue Cler • Saladelia • Scratch Bakery • Target • Toast • Ultimate Comics • University of North Carolina Press • Washington Duke Inn • Watts Grocery • Whole Foods Market 5 learning From the youngest patrons, eyes wide open and mouths agape at the wonders of a storytime – to the seasoned and savvy customer, brow furrowed in concentration at a computer monitor – the library inspires and sustains a life-long love of learning. Science in the Summer Funded by GlaxoSmithKline and Durham Library Foundation, and administered by the Morehead Planetarium, these weeklong summer camps for elementary and middle schoolers fill up each year. Registration is held in early spring. Storytimes At any given time that the library is open, there is likely to be a storytime in progress – infants to preschoolers, in English, German, Spanish and more. Storytimes build early literacy skills and reinforce a love of learning. Computer Classes Internet basics, Microsoft Office and online job hunting and resume courses are offered at almost every library. Special interest classes, like video editing and graphic design, cater to more advanced users. Proctoring Read and Feed When school is out, some children are at risk for missing important meals. Lunch is served with a helping of early literacy skill building each summer at the Main Library. 6 Summer Reading The library’s most popular program, Summer Reading reaches thousands of children each summer, encouraging them to read and helping them retain what they learned in the previous year. Children, teens and adults participate in Summer Reading themed programs and events, and prizes are available as incentives to reach those reading goals. Exam proctoring is available by appointment at every library location. Online Resources From car repair, to homework help, to learning a new language and more, online research and reference is available 24/7 with a Durham County Library card. Still need help? Live chat is available round the clock from a network of North Carolina libraries. understanding With programs and resources that illuminate the past and present, the library builds conduits to histories, cultures and communities, facilitating an understanding of others, ourselves and the world around us. Intergenerational Programs From chess to Zumba, generations come together to learn and play. Ancestry.com Genealogy services offer a chance to understand our past. This popular site is available for free on all locations’ public computers. Humanities Programs Arts and culture program topics range from local history, to food, to civil rights, to banned books. The popularity of these programs for adults continues to grow. The humanities program is funded in large part by Durham Library Foundation. Gardens at DCL Children’s knowledge and understanding of the environment grow in the flower and vegetable gardens created just for them at many library locations. Bilingual Storytimes Reading fun in English and Spanish together builds bridges across cultures. Microfilm Collection Volunteer and Humanities Society Member Joyce Smith with author Dolen Perkins-Valdez. Looking for an article or obituary? Old editions of The Herald-Sun, city directories, government records and much more are available on microfilm at the Main Library. 7 imagination The library is a place of possibilities. Minds are opened and new ideas presented in words, music, art and drama find fertile ground. Young and old are inspired to create, participate and attempt something new. Puppets in Motion This puppet troupe is made up of staff members from multiple library locations. They perform at each facility, to the delight of the library’s youngest patrons. Writing Groups Budding authors can discuss ideas and get critiques at writing groups offered at many of the regional libraries. Local Performers Actors perform new interpretations of fairy tale favorites, dancers lead children and adults to join in, and musicians fill the libraries with joyful sounds. Durham’s rich palettes of talented performers weave their magic at the library during Summer Reading and throughout the year. Book Clubs Mystery to women authors, over 40 to culinary arts, there are book clubs offered throughout the system to pique any interest. Videogaming This stealthy way to build cooperation skills and teamwork is also proven to entice teens to try other library services. 8 Geocaching A digital scavenger hunt, geocaching is played with a GPS, or a GPS-equipped smart phone. Players get coordinates, hints and clues to learn the exact location of the treasure. Once they find it, they win a little prize and leave a little prize of their own for the next person. DCL Kids’ Comics Blob Children learn to create their own comics at the annual Comics Fest and year-round workshops at many libraries. The children’s masterpieces are posted on the “blob” – dclcomics.wordpress.com – a special blog for parents and friends to enjoy. FY 2012 HIGHLIGHTS Every day, Durham County Library offers an impressive collection and a wide array of ongoing services and programs. But each year brings special occasions, significant new offerings in the collection, advances in technology and the realization of innovative ideas that help the library reach the ‘margin of excellence.’ Fiscal Year 2012 was no exception. What follows are some of the most noteworthy milestones, events and achievements of FY 2012. Bragtown 50th Anniversary Celebration Bragtown Library Family Literacy Center hosted an open house in March 2012 celebrating its 50th anniversary. County Commissioners, former staff and members of the community participated in a full day of programs for children, teens and adults. Earlier in the month, County Commissioners approved a resolution congratulating Bragtown on turning one half century old. In 1962, Bragtown Branch Library opened its doors. The land beneath the library had been purchased and deeded to the Durham Colored Library a year earlier. In April of 1966, the Durham Colored Library merged with the Durham City-County Public Library, and Bragtown became part of the new Durham County Library system. Today, Bragtown Library continues to serve its community with storytimes in English, Spanish and French for children and toddlers, tutoring for school-aged children, and neighborto-neighbor programs that engage adults and seniors. In FY 2012, Bragtown Library had more than 12,000 visits; it hosted 243 programs, which were attended by approximately 4,000 children, teens and adults; and it provided access to technology as visitors logged 5,300 computer sessions. All of this in a 1,000 sq. ft. facility, open 20 hours a week. Lunch with the Director Library Director Tammy Baggett began meeting regularly with members of the public with the introduction of the quarterly program, Lunch with the Director. The library hosted four lunches for up to five members of the public each, and participants were invited to bring their questions, comments and ideas about the library. Each lunch was held at a different location, so that participants were able to select their preferred library as they signed up to meet the Director up to a year in advance. This successful event gave members of the Durham community a chance to meet the Director oneon-one, and garnered lots of good ideas and many, many kudos for the library. Ebooks In FY 2012, the long wait for ebooks at the library was finally over. Thanks in part to the generous funding of the Friends of the Durham Library, patrons began enjoying the latest bestsellers in ebook format. Friends funding was used for the opening day collection of approximately 700 items. Additional titles were purchased throughout the rest of the fiscal year with funds from the library’s operating budget. The initial collection was made up of high demand titles in Adult Fiction, Adult Nonfiction and Juvenile and Young Adult collections. 9 FY 2012 HIGHLIGHTS Love My Library Video Contest The library hosted its first ever ‘Love My Library’ Video Contest in September and October, inviting members of the public to show just how much they love their library by singing, dancing, rapping, acting, cheering or animating it on film. Videos were no more than three minutes in length and were submitted in one of four categories: Children, Teens, Adults and Professional, for marketing firms and professional videographers. Bull City Soul Revival Funded by a grant of nearly $10,000 to Durham Library Foundation from the North Carolina Humanities Council, the library hosted Bull City Soul Revival, an exploration of the rich history of the soul and R&B music tradition in Durham. This four-part series of educational, interactive events was held throughout the month of April and showcased Durham’s African-American musicians from the 1960s and 1970s. The series included lectures and a finale concert featuring musicians of today and yesterday. A highlight of the event was the well received Bull City Soul Revival exhibit, Soul Souvenirs, which ran through the end of May at the Hayti Heritage Center. Viewed by hundreds of soul music fans, the exhibition included posters, albums, ticket stubs and other memorabilia from the golden age of soul, funk and R&B in Durham. A group of daycare children at Bragtown won the Children’s category. Teens from Stanford L. Warren took their category. The Adult category was won by the Over 50 Crowd at East Regional, and a spooky video by Growler Visual Media / Mindworks Multimedia won the Professional category. Love My Library Video contest was sponsored by the Friends of the Durham Library. FY 2012 HIGHLIGHTS Naming Celebrations and a Gift of Art The library dedicated rooms to three generous patrons in FY 2012. The South Regional Library periodicals room will now be known as the Anton and Valerie Schindler Room, after a naming ceremony held in April. The Schindlers were researchers who worked at Research Triangle Park, and who valued the learning and space for contemplation and creativity embodied by the library. Dr. Schindler bequeathed more than $118,000 to Durham Library Foundation to support the library in its mission. The Southwest Regional children’s programming room was renamed the Frances Brinkley Children’s Programming Room in honor of the teacher who left a legacy gift of more than $70,000 to the Foundation. It was Brinkley’s firm belief that education and a love of reading were the hope for the future of her students. The community meeting room at North Regional Library was named for Dorothy Gier in May. Ms. Gier donated her home to the Foundation. It ultimately sold for more than $200,000. Ms. Gier had taught and worked all over the world. She used investment resources available at North Regional to build her estate. Finally, a triptych created and donated by artist Marjorie Pierson was unveiled in June at Southwest Regional Library. Pierson is a visual artist and environmental photographer who specializes in documenting endangered wetlands in the American South. The artwork is valued at more than $5,400. Peeps The second annual Durham County Library Peeps Show was bigger and better than ever. Staff members throughout the system created 13 dioramas featuring Peeps, the marshmallow, spring candy bunnies and chicks as a way to highlight library services and collections. The only rule was that the displays had to relate to library resources or events in some way. All 13 dioramas were displayed at the Main Library for two days, and more than 200 peep fans visited in person to vote on their favorite. More than 550 votes were cast by liking peep-o-rama photos on Facebook. Public participation in the event more than doubled from the previous year. First, second and third place went to East Regional Teens, Marketing and Development (pictured), and Main Adult Services, respectively. Harry and the Potters In celebration of the release of the final film in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the library once again hosted world renowned Wizard Rock band Harry and the Potters as they brought their Ride the Lightning 2011 tour to Durham in July. Brothers Paul and Joe DeGeorge performed rock songs about the Harry Potter universe at a free, all-ages show at the Casbah. More than 400 people attended the packed event, which was sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. FY 2012 HIGHLIGHTS Is the Library Open? Members of the Durham County Library Board of Trustees’ Advocacy Committee put their technological expertise to work and created a website that answers the most pressing question of library fans throughout the county: Is the library open? Isthelibraryopen.com, launched in May, allows users to select their favorite Durham County Library location from a drop-down menu. Once a location is chosen, the site displays in large letters, “Yes” or “No.” If the library is open, the site tells customers how long it will remain open that day. If the library is closed, the site displays when it will reopen. There is also a map for each location selected and a listing of the library hours for the current week. The website works well for regular hours and scheduled holiday closings, but it is also used for unscheduled closures due to inclement weather or power outages. The site can be accessed from any type of browser and displays well on smartphones, but because it is web based, it doesn’t require a special app. The website was created as open source software in the spirit of sharing information, which is a primary mission of the library. Comics Fest The library hosted its second annual Comics Fest at Southwest Regional in May. This popular two-day event featured award-winning guest authors, book signings, drawing workshops, activities, giveaways and prizes. Comics Fest celebrates comics and graphic novels, and encourages children, teens and adults to not just enjoy the genre, but to try their hands at creating their own comics. Comics Fest was funded by the Friends of the Durham Library. Comics Fest Guest Willow Dawson gives advice to an aspiring cartoonist. Science Madness With a $25,000 grant from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation to Durham Library Foundation, the library launched Science Madness: free science programs for children ages 3 to 14. Library Youth Partners, high school students trained to deliver storytimes and activities to pre‐K and elementary school children, also took the program into the schools and community centers of Durham. Science Madness, hands‐on science activities at the library, encouraged children to have fun while exploring nature, numbers, chemistry and physics, and boosting their reading and writing skills. One highlight of the program was the Science of Hovercraft series, where children built their own hovercraft with CDs and balloons and rode in an individual‐sized hovercraft to experience near frictionless motion. DCL IN NUMBERS Statistics Financial Statement Door Count Circulation Self Check 1,603,226 3,182,984 1,410,414 Public Computer Sessions Meeting Room Programs Meeting Room Attendance Volunteer Hours 440,045 11,548 65,017 4,969 REVENUES Local Funds State & Federal Aid Gifts & Donations Fees TOTAL REVENUES 8,245,823 387,942 28,402 201,500 8,863,667 EXPENDITURES Personnel Operating Expenses Materials TOTAL EXPENDITURES 6,574,758 864,546 1,424,363 8,863,667 Total Programs Offered - 5,580 Total Program Attendance - 137,011 Children - 3,181 Children - 109,730 Adult - 1,728 Teen Adult - 671 17,902 Teen 9,379 13 Durham Library Foundation Durham Library Foundation Board, FY 2012 Ann Craver President Steve Pike Vice President Bonnie Cox Treasurer Bessie Carrington Secretary Placide Barada Dannette Daniels Frances Dyer Pierce Freelon Phil Hutchings Tom Keller Lois Oliver Robert Otterbourg Bob Timmins Elizabeth Townsend Elisabeth Wiener Joyce Sykes Board of Trustees Representative Ann Rebeck Friends of the Durham Library Representative 14 Durham Library Foundation was founded as a 501(c)3 in 2000, to develop and encourage the long-term financial health and growth of Durham County Library through giving, endowment and capital contributions. As a private, nonprofit organization, the Foundation solicits, receives and administers private gifts from many sources, including those not available to a government-funded library. The Foundation manages holdings of more than $3.2 million, funded by significant gifts from the National Endowment for the Humanities, GlaxoSmithKline, the Friends of the Durham Library, past and present members of the Foundation Board of Directors, local and national companies and nonprofit organizations, and generous individual donors who support the mission of the library. Durham Library Foundation has developed independent and prudent investment strategies to maximize each gift’s long-term benefit to the library. Gifts are used to fund enhancements and improvements that the library could not otherwise afford through its annual operating budget. The Foundation refers to these enhancements as “the margin of excellence.” Signature Foundation-Funded Initiatives: Library Youth Partners Funded by a grant from GlaxoSmithKline, the Library Youth Partnership builds public speaking and mentoring skills in teens, by teaching them to develop and present literaturebased math, science, art and other programs to preschool and elementary aged children. Summer Reading Durham Library Foundation is a partner in funding this most popular library program that engages children in reading throughout the summer to help them retain what they’ve learned each school year. Humanities Society Participation in this frequent attendee program more than doubled in Fiscal Year 2012. Patrons sign up for free, and are rewarded for attending humanities programs with special invitation-only events. Popular destinations this year included a backstage tour of Durham Performing Arts Center, a holiday celebration at Hill House and a private tour of Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Humanities Programming In the Wings With a $2 million endowment, the Foundation funds award-winning programs on arts and culture for the library. The humanities program attracts local and national authors to the library and taps the wealth of scholars from local universities, bringing their expertise to public audiences. Through the humanities program, the library explores local history and creates partnerships with businesses and organizations throughout the community. This series took patrons behind the scenes with PlayMakers actors and crew to hear about upcoming productions. Art with the Experts Nasher Museum experts explored the museum’s exhibits in an interactive format. Humanities Programs of Note Blue V. Durham Before Brown V. Board of Education, there was Blue V. Durham, the first lawsuit for school funding equalization. Local history expert Eddie Davis led a discussion on the 60th anniversary of the case. Dar He Well-known actor Mike Wiley brought the story of Emmett Till to life in this one-man show. Banned Books Onstage A perennial favorite, actors from the Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern performed scenes from banned or challenged books. Foodie Series Bread, cheese, beer... What’s next? The library explored local cuisine in one of the humanities program’s most popular series. Furniture for the Children’s Area The Children’s Unit in the Main Library got a long-overdue makeover with new furniture funded by the Foundation. Little ones and their parents were grateful. Civil Rights Banners Created by the Durham Civil Rights Heritage Project, six custom banners explore the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Durham. The Foundation funded the ongoing touring of the banners, including their first ever display in Research Triangle Park in GlaxoSmithKline Headquarters. Books on Broadway In a partnership with Durham Performing Arts Center, students earned tickets to Broadway shows by writing or drawing. DURHAM LIBRARY FOUNDATION Financial Report REVENUES Contributions Individuals Corporations Government Grants Investment Return Dividends and Interest Realized Capital Gains Unrealized Gains and Losses TOTAL REVENUES EXPENSES AND LOSSES Program Services Management and General Fundraising TOTAL EXPENSES AND LOSSES Increase in Net Assets Net Assets - Beginning of Year Net Assets - End of Year 180,926 42,500 1,903 18,249 70,830 29,490 (10,607) 333,291 101,000 38,246 51,815 191,061 142,230 2,793,952 2,936,182 15 Friends of the Durham Library Friends of the Durham Library Board, FY 2012 Ann Wilder President Elsa Woods Vice President Aviva Shira Starr Secretary Betty Danielson Treasurer Andre Vann Stanford L. Warren Friends Representative Jaime Danehey Kimberly Gilbert Elizabeth Hayes Victoria Hertz Janet W. Hessling Eve Marion Rob Rabb Ann Rebeck Martha Scotford Alan B. Teasley Angela Zoltners 16 The all-volunteer Friends of the Durham Library was founded in 1968. The organization donates funds raised from memberships and book sales to advance library services, enhance existing collections, provide cutting-edge technology and to support important library programs. The Friends raise money through book sales held twice each year and through year-round satellite book sales at the Main Library, all regional and branch libraries, and the American Tobacco Campus in the Strickland Building. The book sales generate more than $70,000 each year. The Friends have been recognized locally and at the state level for their work in support of the library. In 2009, book sale co-chair, Jane Goodridge, was named Volunteer of the Year by the Friends of North Carolina Public Libraries. The winning nomination included testimonials from the 20-plus book sorters who work with Jane every week of the year preparing for the book sales. Then, in 2011, the Friends book sorters themselves received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Volunteer Center of Durham. Nominated by Ann Wilder, president of the Friends in FY 2012, the sorters were chosen over 12 other outstanding Durham volunteer groups. Signature Friends-funded initiatives: Staff Proposals and Scholarships The Friends have made funding library staff initiatives a high priority. Twice a year, the Friends solicit proposals from staff at all levels of the library. The proposals are vetted by the Friends Board, and the best are selected for funding. The highlights below are some of the proposals chosen during the 2012 fiscal year. In addition, the Friends encourage professional development by funding $2500 scholarships for staff members who want to further their education in library-related fields. Best of Friends and Season’s Readings Each year, the library produces Best of Friends, a quarterly newsletter that keeps donors and patrons alike up to date on events and programs. The newsletter has gone from a black and white sheet to a full-color eight-page publication. But the most popular library publication by far is the annual collection of reader’s picks from staff and volunteers: Season’s Readings. This anxiously awaited book is released during the holidays, and has grown to more than 100 pages. The Friends fund the printing and mailing of both Best of Friends and Season’s Readings. Both publications are available online as well. Summer Reading The Friends of the Durham Library is the third major partner in funding Summer Reading. Friends support pays for RIF books, performers and prizes for the children. FY 2012 Highlights Booker the Fox The library’s mascot was in sore need of a trip to the groomer. With matted fur and an unventilated suit, it was time for Booker to get an upgrade. The Friends purchased a new, ventilated costume for Booker that put a happier face on the mascot and on his human helper. Ebook Debut Collection In the fall of 2011, patrons began enjoying the latest bestsellers in ebook format, thanks to a $15,000 grant from the Friends. The funds allowed the library to purchase 700 titles for the opening of its ebook collection. Additional titles were purchased throughout the fiscal year from the library’s operating budget. AV Shelving at North Regional Existing shelving at North Regional was too low and caused patrons to stoop, kneel, sit or even attempt to lie on the floor when browsing audio materials. The shelves also did a poor job of securing the compact disc cases sufficiently, which caused them to become disorderly after a single browsing. New shelving funded by the Friends keeps the collection neat and within reach. Teen & Adult Computer Labs at Main FY 2012 was a year of technology for the Friends. The computer lab at the Main Library was renovated, and new smart board equipment was installed. In addition, the Friends funded a new bank of computers for the teens, creating the first dedicated space for teens to access technology at the Main Library. The effect was immediate. The teen area came to life and is a hub of activity every afternoon. Laptop Lab The Friends help the library stay on the cutting edge of technology. From funding for the initial DVD collection to the new ebook collection, the Friends made it possible for the library to adopt new formats and stay current in its digital offerings. In this same vein, the Friends provided funding for a roving laptop lab that allowed many library facilities to offer training on popular computer programs. The initiative proved so popular that the Friends funded a second lab in FY 2012, expanding the program to all library facilities. Carolina Theatre VHS/DVD Replacement In August 2001, the Friends purchased the Carolina Theatre Video Collection for the library when the theatre closed the doors of its rental operations. This was a great addition to the library’s video collection, as it included unique foreign, independent and art films. However, 11 years on, the VHS tapes were wearing out. Another donation from the Friends helped the library purchase DVDs to replace as many of the VHS tapes as possible, preserving the collection for many years to come. Financial Report REVENUES Contributions, gifts, grants, misc. 25,821 Sales revenue (book sales, 122,914 tote bags, vending) Expenses (21,671) Net sales revenue 101,243 Other revenue (interest, sales 1,783 tax refund) TOTAL REVENUES 128,847 EXPENSES Grants and library support 106,019 Printing, publications, postage 9,143 and shipping Other expenses (insurance, dues, etc.) 16,147 TOTAL EXPENSES 131,309 Increase in Net Assets Net Assets - Beginning of Year NET ASSETS - END OF YEAR (1,979) 101,407 99,428 17 DONORS Thank you to these donors and Friends who supported Durham Library Foundation, Friends of the Durham Library and Durham County Library. The list below includes those who made a donation between July 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012, as well as current Friends members. Carolyn Aaronson Angelo and Charlotte Abbate Lalisa Abdul-Malek Sakina Abdus-Salaam Joanne Abel and Rama Mills William and Katherine Abernathy Kevin Adair and Tamsin Simmill Judith Agnew Robert and Anne Aitchison Thomas Akins Betsy Alden Anne Davis Alexander Lex and Ann Alexander Mary Lynne Alexander Kendall Alford-Madden Dawn Allen Eva Alphin Fleta Alston D.B. and Kay Amos Carol Anderson Jean Bradley Anderson Mark and Mary Eileen Anderson Mary Anderson William and Barbara Anderson Emily Anderson Mary Linda Andrews Terry Angell Misha Angrist and Ann Rebeck Colleen and Bob Anna James and Frances Anton Virginia Anton and Steve Pearce The Appliance Center John and Nicole Archibald Laure Argiri William and Patricia Armistead Carol Armstrong and D.A. Armstrong Nolan and Priscilla Armstrong Sylvia Arnett Amy Arthur Jackman Robert and Patricia Ashley Louise Ashmore and Tom Gabriel 18 Mary Lou Athearn John and Sandra Atkins Vickie Atkinson Mary Auen Skip Auld and Noreen Cullen Paul and Sally Austin T.E. and Susan Austin William David Austin Juan Austin Ricky and Becky Ayers Tammy Baggett Barbara Baker and Don Kritsch Eleanor Baldi and Anita Baldi Lynwood and Joy Baldwin, III Richard and Sarah Ball-Damberg Bil Banks Franc and Placide Barada Ann Barlow Carol and Billy Barnes Denise Barnes Dianne Barnes Lee Barnes, Jr. Montine Barnette David and Kathy Bartlett Thomas and Jill Bashore Betty Bass Christina Bates Ann Bauer Elaine Bauman Sarah Bausum Duncan and Sara Beale Allen Bean Trish and Rick Bean Luci Bearon and Alan Huber Marion Louise Beasley Patricia and Samuel Beasley Clyde Beaty Richard and Carol Beck Jeanne Behr Robert and Sue Behringer Joanne Belanger Cynthia and Richard Bell Sandy Berman Laura Benedict and John Morris Tony Bennett and Maureen Chew Florence Benson Ted and Elizabeth Benson Esther and Peter Bent Elodie Bentley Kenneth and Katherine Berger Ellie Bergman Richard and Anne Berkley Leah Berkowitz Elayne Bernstein Pakis Bessias and Tina Bessias Carolyn Best Marrie and Richard Bigelow Andy and Caelia Bingham Holly Biola and Steven Grambow Barbara Birkhead Deborah Bishop Joan Bishop Mr. and Mrs. C. David Biswell Libby Black and Thomas Belnick Jonathen Blackwell Mary Blakebrough Brenda Blue Catherine Blue and William Erwin BluePaneStudio.com Jacob and Ruth Blum Mary Boatwright Pat and Steve Bocckino David and Lynne Bookhout Julia Borbely-Brown Frank and Carolyn Borden Ed and Roxana Bossen Rebecca Bostian Catherine Boutaud Karen Bowen Lori Bowersox James and Maria Bowie Jim and Melinda Box John and Rita Boylston Richard and Ruth Boynton Peter and Michelle Brabec Spencer and Renee Bradford James and Anita Brame Pat Branch Barbara Branson Kristina and Stephen Breagy Blanche Brewer Kim Brewsaugh Larry Brichetto and Linda Wolffe Margaret Brill Martha Brimm and Richard Clark Dolores Brine Elizabeth Briner Pam Brinkley and Carl W. 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Burns and Marcia Jones Willie Joe Jones Southgate and Charlotte Jones, III Clarence and Karen Jordan Derrick Jordan Martha Jordan Lisa Joyner Michele Justice Jo Kahn Nancy Kaiser and Guy Potter William Kalkhof Freya Kamel and Michael Lamvik Dong Won Kang Daniel Kaplan and Marian Abernathy Amber Kashe Eleanor Kasrawi James Kasrawi Rosalyn Katz Dongyun Ke Janet Keating and Rita Keating Mary Jo Keenan Caroline Keizer Robert Kellar Thomas and Margaret Keller Karen Kelly Carmela Kemp Lieselotte Kemper Toni and Scott Keplinger Melinda Killenberg Sharon Killion Colleen and Joseph Kilsheimer Tae Woong Kim Kay King Malvern and Michelle King William King David Kipps William and Ann Kirkland Jonathan Kirsch and Julie Grossman Suzon Kister Erhard Klar Cheryl and Chris Klein John and Judy Knight Aspasia Knoerr Stephanie Knox Kathleen and Kristopher Koechling Lynne and Dick Kohn Richard and Lynne Kohn Alice Kolacinski Regis and Louise Koslofsky Daniel and Grace Kost Michael and Rhonda Kosusko Dennis Kotchman Laura Kotchmar Thomas Krakauer Richard and Emily Kravitz Dan Kren Christine Krupa Gary Kueber John Kuras Carol Kurtz Ralph LaForge Michael and Harriet Lakin Vicki Lamb Isa Lamerton John and Virginia Lane Samuel Lane 19 DONORS Allan and Patricia Lang Paula Lang Frances Langstaff Heather Lansen Juliann Lanser Hilmar Lapp Ray and Geraldine Larson Judy Lash Tyre Lasitter and Anne Minnotte Nancy Laszlo Barbara Lau James and Mary LaVelle Kevin and Ellen Lavery Dewey and Elizabeth Lawson Kathleen and Douglas Lawson Megan Lawson and Stephen Crain Iris Layne Dwayne and Nancy Lee Glenda Lee Joyce and James Lee Connie Leeper Martha Hankin LeFebvre Felicia Leggett William Leiser David Lenat Diane Lennox Gene and Catherine Leonardi Lynn Leubuscher Keith Levene Samuel and Pearl Levine Don and Sandy Levy Daniel Lew and Sally Kornbluth Deborah Lewis and Holly Lewis Priscilla Lewis Joanne and Roger Liddle Fiona Lin Wen-Chouh Lin Bill Lindsey and Jean Bethea Liz Lindsey M. Julia Linehan Adrienne Lithman Dan and Anne Lloyd Jane Lloyd Alicia Loggie Dr. and Mrs. Will London Caroline Long Renee Lord Dorothy Lore Colleen Loree Jean Losee Laura Louison Amy and Donald Loveland Elizabeth Lovell M. Camilla Low 20 Katie Lowe Doug Lowman and Cathie Vishnevsky Roger and Leta Loyd John Lubans and Sheryl Anspaugh Bruce Luber Paul Luebke and Carol Gallione Patricia Luke Oliver Luker Eddie Lunsford Alan and Debra Lydiard Kenneth and Sandra Lyles Kenneth Lynch Heather MacAlpine Jackie Machardy Dave and Rita MacMillan Susan and Richard MacPhail Lynn Maguire Gay Mahanna Ms. Micholine Malson Mary Manasse Beth Mandel Rosalie Mandel Paolo and Paula Mangiafico Dorothy Manning P. Kelly Mansfield Jennifer Marcello Eve Marion and Charles Spencer Myra Markham Diane Markoff Marianne Marlo Bonnie and Nathan Marple Janet and Brian Marron Anita Marsellars Coralynn Marshall Shirley Marti Christina and Jared Martinson Michael Martz Debbie and James Matthews John and Jane Matthews James and Helene Mau Gretchen and Joe Mauney Jim and Beth Maxwell James May Phyllis May Marcia Mayo Ann and John McCann Richard and Margaret McCann Ralph and Sue McCaughan Hortense McClinton Doris Cooper McCoy Dean and Nancy McCumber Lou McCutcheon Frances McDaniel Erin and Michael McDermott Mary McDonald Mary Anne McDonald Kevin McDonough George and Patricia McGinn James and Jacqueline McGrath Suzanne McGuinn Geralyn McGuire Ian McIntyre Robert and Mary McLelland Laurie McLennan and Alexander van Nievelt Edith McMillan Carrie McNair Frank and Anne McNally Josie McNeil Myrtle McNeill Harry and Jane McPherson Margaret McPherson and Kathy McPherson Donald and Holly McRoy Christopher and Jenette Meldrum Brian Mellendorf Patricia Metzgar Bill and Gail Meyer Jose Mickens Sam and Sheila Miglarese Amy and Jeffrey Miller D. Edmond and Marjorie Miller Lauren Miller Don Mims Cecilia Minden and David Cupp Dan Minor and Susan Peak Eleanor Minshall Bruce Mitchell Vickie Modlin and Tracy Cox Kathleen and Bob Mohar Samuel and Kendra Montgomery-Blinn Richard and Helen Moon Victor and Anne Moore Harvey and Loretta Moose Robin and Miriam Morey Deanne Morgan John Morimoto T.C. and Becky Morphis Jim and Sherry Morrison Guy Moseley David and Glenda Moser Kyle Motginger Cynthia and Brendan Moylan Joe and Ann Carole Moylan Dolores and Dan Mrotek William and Cecilia Mull Mitch and Chris Mumma Deirdre Murphy Susan and Lee Murphy Tom and Sandy Murray Paul and Elizabeth Mushak Virginia Musolino A. Wendell and Martina Musser Mary Jo Muzzey Lewis Myers M.L. Myers Zelma Myers Noreen Naiman Joe Natale Paul and Linda Naylor Marina Nealson Edith Neece B. Ilene Nelson Barbara Newman Bill and Alyson Newman James and Saundra Newton Lenny Ng Quynh Nguyen Yixuan Ni Janice Nicholson Charles and Imke Nickelson Sonja Nielsen Anne Niemann Wayne Niemann Lori Nofziger Marge Nordstrom Blaise Noto Mr. Bob Nudelman Ike Nwabinwe George Nye Julie Blume Nye Terry and Elizabeth Oas Jay Oberski Karen and Rory O’Connor Carol Phillips Oettinger Michael Ofoghludha and Linda Daniel Minjung Oh Richard and Jean Oline Lois Oliver Julie Omohundro Denny O’Neal Gerry O’Neill and Elizabeth Glennie Amaretta Onstad Alison O’Reilly Charlotte and Tommy O’Shea Lou and Mike O’Shea Tina and Michael Oshinski Patricia Osten Bette and David Ota Bob Otterbourg Beth Owen Carol Owen Norman and Roberta Owen Chris Oxner Madeline Pabis Marcie Pachino Stephanie Padilla Emily Page Bernadette Page Elizabeth Page Potter Peter Palma Sarah Palmer Joanna Parker Pamela Parker Glenn Parks Beth Parterte Carol and Bob Passmore Don Pathman Yvonne Patton John and Kathryn Paup Joan Peck Elizabeth Peel Arlene and David Pellow Norman Pendergraft Bettye Penick Martha Penny Carol Pereria Ronald and Beverly Perkins Christopher and Teresa Perrien Cathy Perry Alyssa and Robert Perz-Edwards Jay and Kay Peters Steve and Amy Peters Patricia Petersen and Douglas Young Henry and Catherine Petroski Ann Pettus Noah Pickus and Trudi Abel Idell Pierce Stephen and Nancy Pike Bepi Pinner David and Ingrid Pisetsky J. Bruce and Jessica Pitner Loren Pittman Joe Poe Christina Pogoloff Ian Pointe David Polewka Michael Pollock Pamela Mears Lynn Poole John and Kristen Pormann Alan and Harriet Portnoy Jennifer and Hollis Posey David and Sara Pottenger Paula Poundstone Lucia Powe Kathy Powell Richard J. Powell and C.T. Woods-Powell Sherry and Ron Powell Jack and Joan Preiss Dick Pretty Penny Price Melissa Pride Deb and Scot Pritchard Edward and Caroline Pritchett Mark Proctor Drs. Alan and Nancy Proia Ann Prospero John Prosseda Karen Prus and Lewis Carson Mary Putman Michael Pyron H. Queen Steve Quessy Alician Quinlan Marilyn Quinlan Robert and Merry Rabb Karen Rabenau W. Kenan and Nancy Rand Dale and Phyllis Randall R. Beverly Raney Rachel Raney and Esteban Bortiri Daniel Read & Maria Mangano J. Milton Read, Jr. Ms. Floalice Reaves Ann Recesso Ellen and Ken Reckhow Jeff and Wendy Reece Betty Reed Evelyn Reed Joyce Regier Sharon Reuss and Berry McMurray Randy and Cathi Reynolds Lisa Rhoades Lynn Richardson Russell and Merle Umstead Richey William and Jennifer Richey James and Alice Richmond Elizabeth Ricker Margie Riley Muriel Rioux Mary Jane Rivers RND Architects, PA Sylvianne Roberge Mr. and Mrs. Russell Roberson Mr. and Mrs. Ben Roberts Corrie Robertson H. B. and Patricia Robertson, Jr. Karen Robinette Kimberly and Curtis Robinson Linda and John Robinson Susan Rodger and Thomas Narten Ashliegh Rodgers Karen Rodin Ron and Theo Roddy Katina Rogers Ralph and Elizabeth Rogers V. Cullum Rogers Susan Rohde Elizabeth Rollins Frances Rollins Mary Ann Rood Carl and Lu Rose Margaret Rose Don Rosenberg Susan Ross and Tom Hadzor Edward Roush and YoonJeong Kim Kevin, Linda, Jeana, and Martha Routh Gina Rozier Connie Rubin Dr. Judith Ruderman Sandra and Byron Ruiz Patsy Rumbley P. Rupprecht Carmen and Lester Ruth David Rzeszotarski Linda Saaremaa Nancy Saitta Ms. Carrie Salemi Herbert and Charlotte Saltzman Raymond Sanders Timothy and Margaret Sanford Cheryl Saper Elsie Sapp Henry Sappenfield Frank Sargent and Dudley Sargent Caroline and Louis Sasser Majorie Satinsky Leonard Satterwhite Susan Sauls Elizabeth Saungweme Carol Saur Holly Schaefer Linda and Hank Scherich Steve Schewel & Lao Rubert Nancy Schiebel Eleanor Schilder Sharon and Larry Schlesinger Robert Schmitz Lynn Schmoock Douglas and Susan Schner Jacquelyn Schobring Gita Schonfeld and Marvin Swartz Russell Schoudt and Tina Falker Denise Schreiner Sandy Schully David and Marg Schultz John and Barbara Schwartz Ms. Martha Scotford Phillis Scott Beverly and Harold Scroggs Rick and Georgie Searles William E. Self Audry Sellers Mark Sendzik Bonnie and C. William Sessums Susan Sewell Maureen Sexton Sandra Shane Alice Sharpe Linda Shea Ms. Gail Sheedy Ruby Sheets Judith Shepard Robert and Carol Shepard Neal Shepherd Jennifer and Benjamin Sherman Kitty Sherwin Zone Shetler Mrs. Elnora Shields Cynthia Shimer and Eric Wiebe Cynia Shimm Herman and Dorothy Shoaf Kathy Shuart and William Burns James and Mary Siedow Charles Silva Mrs. Rochelle Silver Robert and Jenny Simchock Molly Simes Eleanor Simmons Vincent and Ethel Simonetti Murray and MiTia Simpson Margaret Sims Donna Singletery David and Olivia Singleton Katherine Skinner Emily H. Sloop Mrs. Kathryn Small Lillian Smalley Barbara Smith Bebe and Larry Smith Beth and Cabell Smith Bettie and Leon Smith Diane Smith Eleanor Smith Gilbert and Wendy Smith Cynthia Snyder C. Lada Sochynsky Tove Sohberg Mr. and Mrs. Guy Solie Daniel and Deborah Sorin Nancy Sowa Ms. Jane Arnold Spanel Sally M. Spears James Speed Dr. Benjamin F. Speller, Jr. Donna and Larry Spero Alexander and Diana Spock The Sprague Family Susan Spratt and David Tendler Laura Spray Marcia Spray David and Kristin Sroka Clare Stadler Tonya Stancil Tim and Courtney Stanion Norma Stanley-Gibby Catherine Starkweather & Daniel Oldman Aviva Starr and Sherry Samuels Frank Stasio Mr. and Mrs. Charles Steel David Stein and Deborah Horvitz Sondra Stein Liz Stelzenmuller JoeAnne and Clyde Stephens David Stevens Debra Stewart Gary and Katherine Stickley Karen Stinehelfer Ann Stock Mr. and Mrs. William Stokes Julia Stoltz-Sadeghi Robert and Roxada Story David and Yvonne Straley Janice Stroud Patricia Stubbing Jane and Vincent Stubbs Deseree Stukes James Sugar Lynn Summers Minje Sung Allen and Barbara Swartz Julie Sweedler Rob Lamme & Sandy Sweitzer Joyce and Howard Sykes Child Szulgit Fern Szulgit Brian and Kara Taff Tweedy Tattersall Arbie Taylor Cecelia Taylor Julia Wheeler Taylor K.R. Taylor Ken and Sarah Taylor Robert and Holleigh Taylor Stan and Kay Taylor Alan Teasley Dillard and Mildred Teer David Temple Beck Tench Shirley and Robert Tenhover Marcel Tetel and Julie Tetel Andresen Monica and Franklin Tew Clarke and Alice Thacher Perry and Jewell Tharrington Mrs. Carolyn Thomas Ed and Estelle Thomas Janice Thomas Mara Thomas Sissy Thomas Elizabeth and Bennett Thompson Gene Thompson Katrin Thompson Margaret Thompson Margareta Thompson Steve and Judy Thomson Jon and Shannon Thornburg Michael and Margarita Throop Marion Thullbery Susan Tideman Roberta Tilden Larry and Lee Ann Tilley Nancy and Steven Tillman Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. 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