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Accomplishments FY 2009/2010

  • Conducted a six hour Literacy Training Session and trained eight new literacy volunteers.  Provided one on one literacy tutoring to 10 literacy students by trained volunteers.
  • Produced an Author Fair with 41 authors, 3 author panels, book sales and signings, a children’s program, and 4 hours of live music.  Publicized the Fair widely in local papers, the Cable channel, posters and brochures.  Approximately 650 people attended.
  • Coordinated the “One City, One Book” community reads program featuring The Art of Racing in the Rain. This encompassed a book fair at Barnes & Noble, librarian led book discussions, an author led book discussion via Skype, a dog therapy program at Borders bookstore and a race car driver program.
  • Coordinated three art displays and created 96 displays to showcase our collection.  Displays highlighted books in the collection as well as various objects.
  • Introduced an Evening Book Club Discussion group, held once a month for four months. Two discussions were led by the author and two were led by library staff.
  • Created and distributed five specialized adult bibliographies.  All bibliographies highlighted books found in the El Segundo Public Library.  Titles were: “Art of Racing in the Rain companion titles”, “Book Lovers Mystery” “Book Lovers Westerns” “Traveland “Hollywood: Tales From Tinseltown.”
  • Processed 214,885 reference questions; handled 2,737 interlibrary loans; logged 39,932 public usage hours on the Internet stations and wireless laptop connections.
  • Created beginning and intermediate computer classes. Approximately 60 people attended one of the five classes.
  • Staff coordinated two resume workshops hosted by tutor.com via Webinar.
  • Systematically weeded the mystery, history, and large print areas of the circulating collection.  This included removing outdated books and low-circulating books.
  • Made presentations on El Segundo history to 12 – 3rd grade classes.  Each presentation makes use of items in our El Segundo History Room.
  • Produced monthly concert series from January through May showcasing classical, jazz, country and ethnic music with an attendance of 65-95 per concert.
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