2009 will forever be remembered as THE year Library customers checked out 1,000,000 books, CDs, DVDs, magazines and other materials. The Public Library has always played a vital role in Marathon County life. Its value and appeal has only increased in the tough times we find ourselves in. Given the present economic picture, 2009 may just be the FIRST OF MANY 1,000,000-checkout years!
While the 'March to a Million' campaign occupied center stage in 2009, many other noteworthy events, programs and services were provided during the year.
*We had a very successful Summer Library Program; likewise, Marathon County Reads.
*Older Americans programs continued to be popular as did Children's Storytimes and the various Book Clubs held at all locations. Use of the Homebound Program increased greatly.
*Programming for Teens was expanded and proved very popular.
*A Career Connection Area was created at the Headquarters Library to aid Marathon County unemployed find jobs. Job collections were also strengthened at all branches.
Whether through the Headquarters Library, Branch Libraries or Homebound Program, the Marathon County Public Library is committed to serving the educational, informational and entertainment needs of all County residents.
From all the Library Staff, Library Board, Volunteers, Friends and Foundation, thank you for a landmark year!
image credit: Image by Ben Krombholz, Marathon County Public Library staff.