Grafton Public Library

Weekly Report November 12-18, 2023

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Library Weekly Report

Week of November 12-18, 2023

This week we circulated 1,777 items, received 353 items in transit, and sent 718 items. We requested 421 items and fulfilled 395 hold requests; registered patrons 18 for library cards, and added 94 new items. The most popular book this week is My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme. We hosted 31 meetings in our conference, study, and tutoring rooms for 101 people.

The Grafton Public Library was closed Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18, 2023 for installation of spray foam insulation. The Children’s Room and Community Room remain closed and the Friends of the Grafton Public Library book sale remains on hold awaiting reconstruction.  Thank you to everyone who has been helping while the director remains on FMLA leave. Things continue to run smoothly.

Borrower Services

Staff managed the adult circulation desk, delivery, museum passes, the lobby, room reservations, and Automatic Materials Handling equipment. We assisted patrons, placed holds, performed readers’ advisory, and supervised volunteers. Borrower Services had a department meeting via Zoom; a staff member attended the CWMARS Users Council meeting on behalf of the library; and an evening Stencil Art program and a daytime “Unplug with Art” program were hosted for adults.

Children’s Services

Staff began program planning for the new year, especially Summer Reading!  Placed book and materials orders, reorganized and maintained the temporary collection, lesson planned for November & December outreach programming, updated displays with seasonal items, began planning a Children’s Room Grand Reopening party, provided 9 preschool outreach Storytime programs to local preschools, selected replacement flooring for the CR Program Room and Work Room, created room décor, reached out to YFCP to reschedule Friday’s Young Scientists program, met with NGES’s Media Specialist, and assisted patrons.

Teen Services

Staff supervised the room and held sessions of Dungeons and Dragons and Anime Club.

Reference Services

Reference staff assisted patrons with tech and reference questions, ordered books for the non-fiction collection, and hosted “Not Just for Young Adults” Book Group discussion of Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler.

Technical Services

A big Thank You to: Allison (Teen Services), Allie (Borrower Services), and Eric (Borrower Services) who continue to take shifts in Tech Services cataloging new books and putting them into circulation for patrons until the vacancy is permanently filled.

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