Numbers for 2015

Patron Visits 65,577
Items in Collection 43,341
Internet Sessions 11,062
Children’s Computer 1,308
Items Circulated 110,882

Program Attendance

Adults: 834 Children: 2,632
Active Patrons 6812


Salaries & Benefits $390,985
Direct Operating


Books & Materials $99,785
Capital Expenditure $37,690
Total $606,619


Ad Valorem Taxes $619,244
Other $38,631
Total $657,875

Highlights of 2015

  • We enjoyed record-breaking attendance with 65,577 patrons visiting our space. That’s enough people to fill Busch Stadium 1.5 times!
  • Lindsay Beckman became our Youth Service Manager and quickly organized the children’s collection.
  • Maureen Sullivan joined our staff as a Library Assistant.
  • We added games, books and puzzles to our collection, including a bocce ball set you can borrow!
  • We partnered with the St. Louis Astronomical Society and now have a powerful telescope, which can be checked-out.
  • We began accepting credit card payments.
  • Implemented Fine Free Fridays.
  • Significantly increased our bandwidth, and added laptops which can be used in the library (as well as a few which can be checked-out for a week.)
  • Added new chairs and carpeting to the Teen Room.
  • Created new programs, including:
    • Craft Fridays (fourth Friday of the month, 3:30-5pm)
    • Baby Storytime (Tuesday’s at 9:30am)
    • Kid’s Book Club: 4th-6thgrade (fourth Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:15pm)
    • Paws for Reading (fourth Thursday of the month, 6-7pm)
  • We received several donations from patrons, including $1,400 from Anime St. Louis. (Thank you!)
  • We had two new trustees appointed, Jeanette Oesterly and Chris Herrington.
  • We also added a new catalog system!
  • And last, but not least, we conducted our first Strategic Plan! The results of which will lead us to concentrate on creativity, a warm and inviting space, and life-long learning for the next three years.


  • Monday-Thursday, 9am – 8pm
  • Friday, 9am – 6pm
  • Saturday, 9am – 5pm
  • Sunday, 1pm – 5pm
  • 24/7 Renewal Line 314-821-1162
  • 24/7 Book Drop
  • 24/7 Online Renewal/Catalog/Databases


  • Wifi Access
  • Homebound Delivery
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Reserve-a-Librarian: one-on-one instruction
  • Library Elf
  • Meeting Room
  • Desktop & Laptop Public Access Computers
  • Laptop and Kindle Circulation
  • Early Learning Computers for Children
  • Databases (Education, Reference, Genealogy)
  • Reader’s Advisory
  • Reading Clubs
  • Children’s Story Time and Programs
  • Photocopies: 15¢
  • Scanning
  • Computer Prints: 15¢, $1 for Color, Fax $1