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County of Brant Public Library Annual Report 2020

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AnnualReport 2020

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2020 was a year ofunprecedentedchallenge

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STRATEGIC DIRECTIONSEnabling an agile cultureFocusing on patron-centredserviceCOVID-19 spurred us toembrace key elements of ourStrategic Plan like never before...1.2.Miss Rachel's Storytime

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STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS3. Ensuring safety4. Working to effectively meetour community's needs

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We were still hosting live events in January. Mayor Bailey joined120 people at our annual Let's Read Family Literacy Event!JANUARY 2020 Let's Read

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MARCH 2020KelleyArmstrongJust before COVID hit, 278 readers took part in ourannual blockbuster Community Read event!

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We quicklypivoted toonlineservice inMarch 2020Miss Ann's Front Porch Storytime

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STAYING CONNECTEDBook-a-Talk phoneserviceCurbside pickupVirtual classroom visitsExpansion of socialmedia posts from yourlocal branch2020ServiceHighlights

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Expansion of digital lendingservicesVirtual storytimesWeekly trivia nightsYouTube video workshopsKids Create KitsStorybook walksSTAYING ACTIVE & ENGAGED2020ServiceHighlights

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WE LAUGHEDAND LEARNEDONLINETOGETHERWe offered on-demand programson YouTube, plus programs withregistration on Zoom!Read & Rhyme with Miss Kerri

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ONLINE WAS A HIT!Thursday Trivia Nights got 80-90 participants each weekBrant Writes Workshops were so popular we created a permanent writing club Our website views increased by 80% Instagram followers increased by 120% Our Facebook interactions nearly tripled We hosted over 100 Virtual Classroom Visits last fall

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PROGRAMS FOR Time Etiquette Kelly's Crafting Series Get Growing Workshops

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PROGRAMS FOR Virtual StorytimesEarly Literacy Activities

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Digital borrowing and research increased 15%

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Curbsidepickup keptthe booksflowing andeveryonesafe!Thank you for wearing a mask, Brant!

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STATS AT A GLANCEOnline engagements Items checked out Visitors to the library Program attendance Online classes New members 1,691,024164,44146,72113,860 2,123 654

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WHAT OUR PATRONSHAVE TO SAYStorybook Walk at Green Lane

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MANAGEMENT TEAMKelly BernsteinCEOKaren ScottDirector, Operations & Public ServiceZeta PhillipoDirectorEarly Learning& Children's ServicesChristine MacArthurManager,Technical ServicesGary JermyCoordinator,Outreach & Community Impact

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2018-2022 LIBRARY BOARD Councillor Marc Laferriere Marilyn Sewell Jim Shivas Joyce Smith Kelly Bernstein CEO, Secretary/Treasurer Fred GladdingChair Alice SrokaVice-Chair Paula Chorpitta Nathan Etherington Councillor Steve Howes

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QUESTIONS?COMMENTS?LET US KNOW!www.brantlibrary.cabrantlibrary@brant.ca519-442-2433

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Music credit: "Hopeful Journey" by Scott Holmes Music