2013 Annual Report

Message from the Director

2013 was a great year for Worthington Libraries.

  • We opened Homework Help Centers in Old Worthington Library and Northwest Library.
  • We joined with our partners in the Central Library Consortium to launch a new online catalog, giving patrons access to one million more unique items available through 11 library systems.
  • We announced the renovation and expansion of Worthington Park Library, adding a community meeting room, larger Homework Help Center, dedicated teen space and expanded children's area.
  • We were once again ranked as a five-star library by Library Journal. Worthington Libraries is one of only 24 libraries in the country to receive the five-star ranking in every issue.
  • Finally, we worked with the community to pass a permanent 2.2-mill replacement levy for the Library. This consistent funding will help us to maintain excellent library service now and in the future.

As always, I'd like to thank the staff of Worthington Libraries for working so hard and for being so responsive to community need. I'd like to thank the library board and the Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries for their guidance and support.

Finally, and most importantly, I'd like to thank the Worthington community for voting to support the Library with their hard-earned dollars.

Chuck Gibson


Revenue $10,106,629
Expenses $8,377,078
    Materials 19%
    Salaries & Benefits 64%
Registered Borrowers 93,047
Circulation 3.5 million
Library Materials Owned 655,761
    Books 66%
    Digital Media 21%
    CDs 8%
    DVDs 5%
Public Computers 170
Program Attendance 68,100
Number of Employees 152
Number with an MLS 45
Volunteer Hours Contributed 9,224