2008 was a year marked by incredible accomplishments for Worthington Libraries. It was the final year of implementation for our 2005-2008 Strategic Plan, which was developed with significant community input. The plan was extremely ambitious, but we managed to accomplish nearly everything we set out to do more than four years ago.
In only the last year, we opened a third location, the beautiful Worthington Park Library, to serve residents in the northeast part of our community. We completed renovations at Old Worthington Library and Northwest Library and introduced a new Web site. We also prepared the library's second Comprehensive Annual Financial Report which was recently recognized with two awards for demonstrated fiscal responsibility.
This 2008 annual report provides additional details about these initiatives and also library funding, staffing, circulation and programming statistics.
What it can't accurately portray for no report could is how hard everyone worked to get this all done and how supportive the community was through each and every transition. I am truly blessed to work with such dedicated people in so wonderful a place.
|Salaries & Benefits||60.4%|
(9.5% increase over 2007)
|Library Materials Owned||484,139|
|CDs & Cassettes||9.72%|
|Number of Employees||147|
|Number with an MLS||33|
|Volunteer Hours Contributed||>5,000|