Annual Report 2016-2017

Growing our Creative Collections

Our collections play a central role in our service, and over the past year, we’ve expanded our offerings and made it easier than ever to find and borrow the materials you’re looking for. We increased our loan limits for DVDs to three weeks, bringing them in line with our print collections. We also lengthened the loan period for new DVDs to one week and removed a charge to check them out. Our grab and go collections in Youth Services allow parents to quickly access a librarian-vetted selection of books, and a small collection of adult new-releases in our Youth Services department encourages parents to pick a great read for themselves, too. Our local author collection continues to flourish, and we hosted our first local author fair in the spring, highlighting the works of a dozen authors from Wilmette and the surrounding areas.

  • The Hot Picks collection has about 1,100 items on average, with a total of nearly 20,000 circulations over the year.
  • Popular grab-and-go collections allow busy parents to quickly select librarian-vetted books.
  • The collections with most circulations per item are iPads, Hot Picks, youth paperbacks, and family feature DVDS.

Patrons browse the Hot Picks collection.