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Thank you! 
It takes a Community
- Polly Cipparrone | Branch Manager, Del Mar Branch Library

Polly Cipparrone.
Photo Ann Gardner.
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With the Del Mar Library beginning its 104th year of service to this community, it’s a great to time to share with you some of the Library’s milestones and accomplishments from the past year.

• All-time Branch Record: 226,543 items were checked out by Del Mar Library customers in fiscal year 2016-2017. This is the highest number of check-outs on record for this library.

• Highest Level of Teen Volunteer Participation: Twenty-five high school students volunteered at Del Mar Library during June, July, and August 2017, one of the highest levels of teen participation during the summer.

• Volunteer-led Library Programs: 17 of the Del Mar Library’s ongoing library programs were led by volunteers during the fiscal year.
In and of themselves, these numbers are tremendous. They indicate a vibrant, active, engaged library and customers. However, what makes this branch vibrant, active, engaged is you!

InspirArt (weekly volunteer led program by high school students). Courtesy Del Mar Library.
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More pictures below.

Each year, approximately 40 community adults volunteer at Del Mar Library. Some volunteers shelve library materials. Others participate on the Friends of the Del Mar Library Board to raise funds for library programs. (Programs such as the annual bluegrass concert series and Tiny Tots Yoga are completely funded by the Friends of the Del Mar Library.) Still other volunteers lead programs such as the Meditation or Spanish Conversation for Beginners classes.

Every month, approximately 3,000 people visit the Del Mar Library. They may be checking out items, learning to use the library’s eBooks, attending library classes or storytimes, or using the library’s computers and wi-fi. And, this includes tourists visiting Del Mar who may be curious about the history of the library building, interested in learning about the community, needing to print their airline tickets, purchasing a used book at the Friends of the Library kiosk for their plane ride back home, or asking for recommendations for great local food.

Regardless of how, why, when you use the library, it is you who makes the Del Mar Library the community hub that it is, so give yourselves a pat on the back! Here’s to a great coming year at the Del Mar Library.

Pop-Up Book Sale at Del Mar Library on December 2, 2017.
Photo Ann Gardner.
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