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Annual Report 2002

Annual Report 2002

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Published by: Adams County Library System on Feb 27, 2012
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Director’s Report
This is my 6
report written for the ACLS Annual Meeting. I am privileged to note in this message some highlightsfrom 2002:
Continuing to reach out into Adams County --
 Fairfield Area Library
: Associate Trustee Kib Roulette found a great location to place this new satellite 
library. Trustees Marie Chantelau, Carl Kohn and Kib Roulette worked closely with the boroughs of Carroll Valley and Fairfield and the townships of Hamiltonban and Liberty. In September 2002 it was agreed that our new location would be at 31 Wortz Drive in Fairfield. Mr. Robert Gach, owner of the building, worked with the library to make this start up a success. Mr. Gach’s help, the financial support and cooperation of the four municipalities, and the skills and efforts of our staff made it possible to get the new library up and running within 3 months, with everything ready for a January 2003 opening. We continue to grow and are looking towards the McSherrystown area for our next site.
 Planning: The Library engaged the services of the Ivy Group. Survey data was acquired which our Planning and Governance Committee will use to help us improve library service to all in Adams County. Festival of Trees: This year, Pella Corporation asked if ACLS would work with them in hosting a Festival of Treesduring November and December. These beautiful holiday trees and wreaths were auctioned on Saturday, Dec. 7 
, and the proceeds were contributed to Holiday Family Outreach. Increased use of the Library: In 2002 the system lent nearly 480,000 items. Of course circulation does not tell thewhole story. In the Central Library (Gettysburg) alone, we recorded more than 167,000 customer visits in 2002.
Thank you - - Library volunteers gave over 5700 hours of service. Knowing that volunteer time comes from lives that are full and schedules that are busy, makes this contribution even more generous. Personally and  professionally, I am grateful for having had the opportunity to work with this wonderful mix of Trustees, Friends of  the Library, staff, and community members for the past 5 years. Thank you, one and all.
All associated with the library very much appreciate the continued support of the Adams County Commissioners.Their support makes it possible for us to provide Adams County residents with the best possible library service.We look forward to serving you, your families, friends and neighbors in 2003.Carl HeidenbladApril 24, 2003
Operating Report
 Federal Grant $4,409 $19,200County Income 821,964 798,227State Aid/Access PA 857,745 725,613Interest 43,086 55,831Boroughs/Townships/School Districts 2,800 3,400Friends of the Library 40,000 40,000Gifts/Memorials 18,095 13,592Fines 21,773 25,350Other Operating 8,295 12,055Released from Reserves 30,000 0Transfer from Investments 0 35,000
TOTAL INCOME $1,848,167 $1,728,268OPERATING EXPENSES2002
 Payroll $939,718 $851,386Collection Materials 323,682 304,543Building Operation* 165,847 80,965Technology 72,514 92,903Administration 124,439 107,864Capital Improvement 67,717 40,530Distribution to East Berlin 127,097 111,433Automation 68,754 136,045
TOTAL EXPENSES $1,889,768 $1,725,669
*2002 Includes painting & elevator project
Custodial Account (ACNB) $1,038,684 $1,262,641General Endowment 337,103 410,011Restricted Trust 713,007 828,014Custodial Account (PNC) 957,075 1,007,203Musselman Endowment 59,992 69,967Special Restricted Gift 199,168 195,690Bookmobile 117,526 136,997Capital 37,970 44,362
TOTAL ENDOWMENT $3,460,525 $3,954,885
Central Library 61% Outreach 11%
Adult Books 125,518 15,982Childrens Books 112,611 34,796A/V 53,990 2,526
Totals 292,119 53,304New Oxford 7% East Berlin 11%
Adult Books 14,138 17,102Childrens Books 16,647 26,641A/V 2,479 9,628
Totals 33,264 53,371Littlestown 6% Arendtsville 4%
Adult Books 10,387 4,878Childrens Books 17,037 10,117A/V 3,367 2,019
Totals 30,791 17,014TOTAL CIRCULATION - 479,863 FOR THE YEAR 200215% INCREASE OVER 2001
New Named Endowments
 In Memory of:
 Blanche Smith Pierre Fontaine Helen Slonaker The G. Radcliffe & Marian B. Schultz Named Endowment Fund 

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