We have been operating the library for almost 5 months since the start of the pandemic. We thought we’d spotlight our programs during this period. One of the new things we are doing is offering programs online, since the second week of lock down thanks to our enthusiastic staff. It was one way we could still reach out to patrons, and almost every single member of the staff threw themselves into offering something. In fact, we offered twice as many programs during this period as the year prior.
From March 15- August 1, we offered a total of 208 live programs, double what we did in 2019.
Children’s: 134 virtual program sessions offered
Art with Francesca
Christina’s Bedtime Story
Summer Reading Program Kick Off
Summer Reading Program Contest
UCLA Summer Reading Program
Adult’s: 74 virtual program sessions offered
Breathe Stretch Relax
Draw the Feeling – Online Art Practice
Fuel Buying Coop
Memory Caregivers Group
Sparrow & Watson
Outreach to Patrons (phone calls)
We ran some statistics to find out what the attendance was for these virtual programs. It turns out, that when you do programs online, they go “viral” and many more people view them than when we offer them in person, so our attendance for this time period increased 425%.
March 15- August 1st Programs: 2019 versus 2020
|Number of Programs offered||104||208 (all virtual)|
|Overall Attendance||2,214||11,627 (up 425%)
We hope you have enjoyed this snapshot of some of what we have been doing during this time.
Thank you so much for all your support. Your calls, emails, Facebook comments, smiles at curbside pick up – they have meant everything to us!! Let us know if you need help with something. We are a phone call away.
PS. If you like numbers and stats, please take a look at our newly released Annual Report to the Community on the year 2019. Last year was very different from now, but you can see how we function, a few successes we had, and our partnerships. Thanks for your interest!
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