We want to give our community a huge thank you for the support you have given the library this year. Some of that support came from attending events and checking out books, while other support came in the form of shopping our semi-annual book sale or making monetary gifts to the Stillwater Public Library Trust (especially appreciated during the Jan.-June budget cuts!)
This year, the library circulated over a quarter of a million items, had nearly 200,000 visits and held over 700 programs, Over 1665 community members enrolled in summer reading, 200 adults got healthier through our Simple Steps to Better Health program and 220 got computer tutoring, while hundreds more got on the spot assistance.
Your support enabled the library to make huge strides in promoting reading, helping the community advance technologically and making sure that fellow community members had somewhere to turn for information, education and answers.
We could not have done it without you! And we have even bigger plans for the New Year. In March, we kick-off a six week reading series of “Killers of the Flower Moon,” which will culminate in our first time hosting a New York Times bestselling author! March through June features the unveiling of our StorywalksTM in Couch Park meant to encourage young readers to exercise and young exercisers to read. And summer brings eight weeks of “Libraries Rock” reading programming.
If you would like to continue supporting the library in these efforts, there are several ways you can help.
· Make a year-end tax deductible donation. The donation can be made using the “End of Year Giving” link on the front page of our webpage at http://library.stillwater.org check mailed to Lynda Reynolds, Library Director at 1107 S. Duck, Stillwater, OK, 74074. Gifts are still tax deductible for this year.
· We encourage every community member to make shopping locally a priority for their families. It helps provide jobs for your neighbors and services like police, fire, and the library. If you do need to use Amazon, please use the Friends of the Library Amazon link on our front page. Amazon gives the Friends a percentage of the sale at no cost to you. Anything you purchase at Amazon, not just books, count.
· Purchase a gift for family or friends by buying a $3 book tote or a Friends of the Library book sale gift certificate up at the checkout desk. Visit the business office to make a book purchase in the name of your loved one.
· Make a book purchase in honor or in memory of a loved one or friend. Please contact the Business Office for more information at (405) 372-3633 x8100.
Thank you all and we hope you, your family and the entire Stillwater community have a fabulous New Year!