Gold Coast Public Library Approved 2015 Budget
A Message from Your Library Board of Trustees
Your Gold Coast Public Library is more than just books.
People of all ages use the library to enrich their lives. You come together for programs, stop by just to enjoy meeting neighbors, and increasingly take advantage of rapidly expanding services available on computers, smart phones and other mobile devices.
In the past year, the community benefited from an increase in the Library's hours of operation. In addition, the lobby area renovation has helped to better accommodate and service patrons. For the second time in its history, the Library received more than 100,000 visits.
Attendance at Adult Program offerings reached a new high in 2013 and continues to grow. We are proud of our growing Art Exhibit program, which has provided an opportunity for local artists to share their work with the community.
Students from Pre-School to High School have enjoyed various programs especially geared to them including: story times, game nights, craft programs and book discussions. More than 300 children participated in the Summer Reading Program this year.
The new iPad Crayon Kiosk allows children of all ages to grow comfortable with new technologies in educational, fun and social ways.
The collection, including an expanding set of downloadable e-books and audiobooks, now contains over 56,000 items, including books, music, movies and more. In the past year, circulation surpassed 108,000 transactions.
Your Library's virtual services now provide access to the Library’s collection wherever you are, 24 / 7, on your computer, smart phone or tablet. Check out over 30,000 downloadable e-books and audiobooks through the Nassau Digital Doorway. Read the latest issues of your favorite magazines for free through our website. Freegal Music, the newest service at your library, allows you to choose from millions of songs every week to add to your music collection!
The Museum Pass Program, available for you to use at eleven institutions locally and around the greater Metropolitan area, now includes the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
Every day we strive to deliver excellent library services at the most reasonable cost. The proposed 2015 Budget developed by the Board of Trustees continues this mission, providing access to additional materials, services and programs.
Your Gold Coast Library motto, "Powered by Community" reflects the equity of each and every resident. As always, we encourage and welcome your suggestions and comments.
Gold Coast Public Library Approved 2014 Budget
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