The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library Annual Report For The Year 2020

Read the Report! 2020 was an unusual and challenging year for everyone. In March, the library, and the rest of the world, shut down. All of the programs and activities that were planned for spring and summer had to be cancelled.
During the extended closure of the library, the staff worked from home, filling time by taking professional development courses, keeping patrons up to date via social media and the website, ordering supplies to make the library safe for the staff to return, ordering and processing books and other materials, and increasing the library’s online resources.
The selection of ebooks and audiobooks available through OverDrive was increased, and AudioBook Cloud, Romance Book Cloud, and Teen Book Cloud were added. Many of the library’s most popular magazines became available with the addition of Flipster. Artist Works, which offers online musical instrument lessons, and Creative Bug, which offers craft instruction, also became a part of the library’s offerings. Brainfuse and Universal Class offer online learning courses for personal and professional growth. And Tumble Math, Bookflix, and Watch & Learn Library were added for children.
With gatherings being restricted, many events became virtual. The library has been offering video game nights, book discussions, lectures, and teen and tween events online. The Summer Reading program went digital, with patrons logging their accomplishments in Beanstack. In July, staff returned to the building and curbside service began. In addition to curbside service, patrons could now schedule appointments to come in and browse some of the collection, use a computer, or meet with a librarian.

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Previous Annual Reports
2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report