Library Collection as of 2021

Books 6,501

  Audio, video, etc.                                        1,091

 Magazine subscriptions                                    49 

  Grand Total of Holding(Includes online eBooks, etc.) 21,938

Library Visits                                               1,738

Registered Borrowers                                  250         

Wireless Visits                                               4,000


     Adult Materials                                             593 

     Children’s Materials                                       720

Total circ. mags, DVDs, etc                             1,437

Interlibrary Loan

       Items Borrowed                                         266

       Items Loaned                                             567 

Computer Users                           237   

Programming (during Covid, etc. )

  Live  Programs   combined live and virtual            27    

  Live  Prog. Attendance combined attendance      765

  Virtual Programs                       9

  Virtual Program Attendance                      381

One 0n One Programs       56 types of Craft Shack Kits -250 taken   

Visits to Library Website                    15,994

Highlights of the year 2021:

It was another challenging year for our library due to Covid restrictions.  We had to hold most of our programs at the Turin Park Pavilion.  We are so very lucky to have that great spot available for us, and also the weather cooperated for us with every event!   We continued to showcase talented artwork of people from the area.  To celebrate our 75th year, we handed out pins we made and shared special memories, photos and events each Monday for 20 weeks.  Check out our Facebook page or website for fun photos and videos of what we did this past year. We still provide wireless internet for free in the library and in the parking lot 24/7. Another new Storywalk was put up and greatly enjoyed by people at Whetstone Gulf State Park this summer.

                             Programs Provided During 2021

Celebrated our 75th year with 20 “Memory Monday” Facebook posts of historical  memories, articles, and photos etc.

Winter Virtual Storytime

Dr. Seuss Virtual Storytime

Snow Ridge 75th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt set up on the slopes of Snow Ridge

Historical Slide show created for Snow Ridge to play all day in the Wax House

Snow Ridge 75th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt set up in the library

Renee Bush Painting Display

Earth Day Storytime

Easter Storytime

Make-and-Take Crafts available all year from our “Craft Shack”

Kite Day at the Turin Park

Upstate Mobile Mammography Van in parking lot

Nettie Prusinowski Art Display

Storywalk was put up at Whetstone Gulf’s Exercise Trail

May Storyhour Program

LACS Kids Art Display

Thirsty Painters Party

4th of July Parade co-sponsored with Village

Cynthia Brownell Art Display

Participated in the Lewis County Library Safari – patrons visited each of our Lewis County libraries and received a prize.  Our prize was a 75th year pin

Summer Reading Program – 5 weekly programs with guests and a Party in the Park.

Catskill Puppet Theater

Build a Pal with a Tail

Utica Zoomobile

Tale of a Tail with Michelle Beagle and the story of her movie star dog!

Kids Yoga in the Park

Spirit Walk Labyrinth visit

Hungrytown Folk Duo Concert

“Strong Libraries Strong Communities” sign event. (Signs secretly traveled to over 24 lawns of patrons, etc.)

Fall Fun Storytime

Eric Carle Cornhole game visited the library

Flu shots offered by Rite Aid

Great Library Give Back- 20+ goody bags passed out to seniors

Assorted Movie Nights

Halloween Storytime

DAR Good Citizens Awards and Meeting

National Library Week Storytime

Thanksgiving Storytime

Historical Turin Calendars were made and sold by the Friends Group

Christmas Storytime

D’Ambrosi Christmas Village Display

Children Decorated our Christmas Tree

Loretta Lepkowski Art Display

Santa Drive-Thru event

Christmas Basket Raffle Fundraiser