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Heggan Happenings October 2022

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The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library Annual Report For The Year 2021

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2021 Highlights

  • The library celebrated its 55th anniversary in 2021.
  • Donations were made in memory of Betty Beard, Melinda R. Mackowiak, and Elizabeth Heggan Whittington.
  • The Friends of the Library Donated $7100 for the purchase of new books.
  • Janet Ruggiero retired as president of the Friends of the Library after serving since 2005.
  • The library collected and donated 389 items to Mother’s Cupboard with the Foods for Fines program.
  • The library celebrated the Tales and Tails summer reading program with various contests and challenges.
  • The library collaborated with the WT Creative Team to install a Poetry Walk at Washington Lake Park to celebrate National Poetry Month.
  • In December, the library sent out its first digital newsletter.
  • The library increased its digital magazine collection.
  • State Librarian Jennifer R. Nelson visited on September 28th, 2021.
  • The library offered programs with the Resilient Communities stipend.

2021 Statistics

  • Circulation: 121,093
  • Physical Items Added to the Collection: 10,360
  • Program Attendance: 2,863
  • Total Programs Offered: 268
  • Visitors: 35,992
  • Interlibrary Loans Sent and Received: 132
  • LOGIN Items Sent: 3,092
  • LOGIN Items Received: 3,272

2021 Inventory

  • Print Books in the Collection: 84,451
  • Print Magazine Copies in the Collection: 1,287
  • Music CDs in the Collection: 3,029
  • Audio Book CD Titles in the Collection: 3,863
  • Movie Titles in the Collection: 10,450

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Previous Annual Reports
2020 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
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The Heggan Library in the News

2021
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12/28/2021 Friends raise $7,100 for library in Sewell Profiles the support that the Friends of the Library provided in 2021.
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Community Bulletin NJ.com
12/27/2021 The Friends of the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library Present $7100 Check to Library Profiles the support that the Friends of the Library provided in 2021.
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New Jersey Stage
2/17/2021 Library will host discussion about climate change Introduces a series of programs that the library will be hosting addressing climate change.
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Mackenzie Fitchett Washington Township Sun
1/30/2021 Washington Twp. library gets funding to address climate change Introduces a series of programs that the library will be hosting addressing climate change.
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Community Bulletin NJ.com
2019
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5/15/2019 From Cambodia to Washington Township: Local resident to share her experiences growing up in civil war-torn Phnom Penh Introduces the program “Chanty Jong: Cambodian Genocide Survivor” running on May 22nd.
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Community Bulletin NJ.com
2018
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12/22/2018 Washington Twp. library offers help for the college-bound Introduces our “Focus on College” programs running in January.
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Community Bulletin The Washington Township Sun
2017
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6/17/2017 ‘Build a better world’ at the library this summer Introduces our summer reading program for 2017.
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Caytlinn Strickland The Washington Township Sun
2/22/2017 New museum passes added to library pass program Introduces the new museum pass for the National Museum of American Jewish History.
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Caytlinn Strickland The Washington Township Sun
2/22/2017 Notorious women re-enacted for Women’s History Month Introduces a program coming to the library in March.
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Caytlinn Strickland The Washington Township Sun
2/7/2017 A look into Korean spirit and culture Introduces a program that will be coming to the library in February.
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Caytlinn Strickland The Washington Township Sun
2/1/2017 American Girl dolls available at library Introduces our American Girls doll lending program.
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Caytlinn Strickland The Washington Township Sun
1/30/2017 “The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln” presented at Heggan library Introduces a program that will be coming to the library in February.
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Caytlinn Strickland The Washington Township Sun
1/24/2017 Opportunity for early literacy learning at Margaret E. Heggan Library Introduces our youth resources.
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Caytlinn Strickland The Washington Township Sun
2016
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7/25/2016 Learn a New Language with help from the Heggan Library Highlights the language learning resources of the library.
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NJ.com Community Bulletin NJ.com
5/23/2016 SMILE program helps students work on reading skills Highlights the achievements and benefits of the SMILE program.
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NJ.com Community Bulletin NJ.com
4/12/2016 Check it out: Library Starts Lending Dolls Introduces the new American Girl Doll lending program.
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NJ.com Community Bulletin NJ.com
2/23/2016 50 years strong, Washington Township celebrates library’s success Details the history and achievements of the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library leading up to our 50th anniversary.
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Caitlin Ware NJ.com
1/6/2016 Heggan Library adds to Museum Pass Program Introduces the addition of the Gloucester County Historical Society and Museum to the museum and garden pass program.
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NJ.com Staff NJ.com
2015
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12/23/2015 Students build bookshelves for the Margaret Heggan Library Details the donation of bookshelves, built by Michael Repasy’s Advance Materials and Processing class Washington Township Highschool, for our children’s library.
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NJ.com Staff NJ.com
9/14/2015 Washington Township library launches Netflix-like service for movies, e-books Introduces our Hoopla database with which patrons can borrow Movies, Music, Audio Books, and eBooks.
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Kristina Scala NJ.com