2021 Message from Chief Librarian and Library Board President
Welcome to the Library’s story of 2021, a year when the Library worked with our communities to meet ongoing pandemic challenges, and also began looking ahead.
2021 Impact Report: Statistical & Financial Summaries
View details about our budget, collections, circulation and pandemic-era offerings such as virtual programs.
A Look Back at the Library's COVID-19 Response
A month-by-month timeline of how the Library responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Expanding Library Access During COVID-19
The Library continued to transform every aspect of its work in 2021, with a focus on reopening buildings and adding new ways to for patrons to access Library services
Impact on Adult Learning
Working with partners, we provided free virtual classes and services to help people gain skills, job resources and social connections to help them thrive.
Impact on Cultural and Civic Engagement
We provided opportunities for cultural enrichment and civic dialogue in a time of ongoing social isolation through community-oriented virtual author programs, arts-centered public health events, and investment in digital and physical collections.
Impact on Local Businesses
Our Library to Business program supports entrepreneurship in our community, particularly in underserved areas, with virtual one-on-one support, workshops and legal consults.