Baylor County Free Library

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Director's Message

Happy New Year!

As we usher in the beginning of 2018, I wanted to take a moment and revisit all of the fantastic things that occurred at the Library in 2017.

  • The 2017 Baylor County Library Book Challenge:  This was a year long reading challenge for the patrons of the library.  It was a list of books to be read through out the year.  There were five people who completed the challenge: Alex Laughlin, Dani Laughlin, Toby Laughlin, Aaron Yang, and Janelle Sturgeon.  Congratulations to all of you!!!
  • 2017 "Build a Better World" Summer Reading program:  I was so excited at the success of our summer reading program this year. We increased participation on sign up day by 47%, increased the number of completed reading logs by 61%, AND increased the number of attendees during activities by 27%.  I am so grateful to the Friends of the Library and the Priddy Foundation who helped fund our program.  I am so looking forward to another successful Summer reading program in 2018, when our theme will be "Libraries Rock".
  • The 2017 Winter Reading Program:  I am so humbled by the successful Winter Reading Program that just finished up on December 28th, 2017.  The participants cam to win with the Reading Bingo game.  The participation in sign ups increased by 206% from 2016, and the number of participants who completed the Bingo program increased by 300%.  There were 36 people who blacked out their entire Bingo Cred, and even four participants who completed multiple Bingo cards!!

Thank you all for an amazing 2017!  I cannot wait to see what 2018 holds for the Baylor County Free Library!