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How We Checked Out in 2018

  • It has been a great year at your public library. The staff is especially proud of the following new services and accomplishments:
  • The library was very excited to increase our collection of  Playaway Launchpads (pre-loaded game devices) and Playaway Audio Book devices. In addition, the library added Playaway Bookpacks (Playaway audio book with matching book), and Playaway Views (pre-loaded video) devices to our collection. 
  • Security Library added over 60 languages to our Mango Language Database! Patrons can now learn 70 foreign languages, English, or even Pirate in this interactive, and highly fun, database.
  • SPL replaced all public and staff computers this year. Check out our new carpet and artwork from our high school students!
  • The 20th annual Poetry Contest for kids, teens, and adults encouraged the creation of 160 original poems.
  • “Libraries Rock”, the Children’s Summer Reading Program, had 1,087 children joining the program.
  • “Libraries Rock”, the Teen Summer Reading Program, kept 325 teens reading throughout the summer.
  • The 2018 Fall Story Contest for kids, teens, and adults encouraged the creation of 460 original stories.
  • The 19th annual Adult Winter Reading Program, “Warm Up With a Good Book,” had a total of 575 adult participants.
  • SPL helped Security/Widefield “raise readers” by offering 822 storytimes, programs, and outreaches, attended by   27,098 local children and parents.
  • The Friends of the Security Public Library contributed $5,000 to library programs and contests.

 Facts and Figures: 

  • The library served an estimated population of 50,000.
  • SPL issued 1,915 new library cards, bringing the total registration to 35,729.
  • SPL circulated 123,547 books, magazines, audio, and other materials!
  • The staff answered 57,831 informational questions.
  • The library presented 977 programs that were attended by 33,279 children, teens, and adults.
  • A total of 5,360 new items were added to the collection.
  • The staff arranged for patrons to borrow 6,798 items from other library systems. In addition, the library lent 7,776 items to other libraries in the state.

      Staff: 7 full-time & 5 part-time.

       Revenues: $800,000

Board of Trustees

Susan Graham

Shelly Laborde, 

Trisha Lammert

Brenda Laturno, President

Diana Leibbrandt

Patricia Nyborg, Secretary

Kelcie O'Donnell, Vice-President/Treasurer