By the Numbers

Library Impact Report 2022

Welcoming Neighbors

157,805 visitors

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Foot traffic increased by 3%
in FY2022.

Diseased oak from League Park gains a new life as sculpture by artist James Phillips, welcoming library sculpture of girl reading with a dog

4,100 new members

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New membership increased by 21% from FY2021.

Average active users increased by 28 % during summer, a percentage increase on trend with pre-pandemic numbers.graphic: peanut butter and jelly text: you and the library go together

facebook icon201,971 reach

instagram icon369,328 reach

award graphic text award-winning social media

2022 3CMA Silver Circle Award for Social Media
2022 TAMIO Award of Excellence for Best Use of Social Media

Welcoming Neighbors

graphic: reference desk text: second floor renovation
The library's second floor, including the Teen Room, Local History Collection, and services for adults, received new carpeting, painting, and lighting. 


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Monthly, informative, and interactive displays engage visitors, highlighting collections, services, programs, and people.

Online Catalog Upgradegraphic computer screen

Online library catalog is upgraded and rebranded to celebrate League City's 60 years.

Knowing Community

Meeting New Members Where They Arepeople icon
39 outreach events
5,836 individuals engaged

arrow pointed upwardIncreased outreach efforts resulted in a 39% increase in community interactions in FY2022.
graphic backpackCCISD School Visits
9 schools
11 visits
2,704 students and teachers

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Supporting City-Wide Events

Citizens had the opportunity to meet Library staff and volunteers at the following city-wide events:
Harvest Fest
Family Campout
Perry YMCA Movie Night
Shop Local Saturday
Holiday in the Park
Breakfast with Santa Storytime
Tweet Heart Trail Walk
Beads & Bark
Sunday in the Park
A-MAY-zing Adventure
White Linen Night
4th of July Extravaganza
Citizen Appreciation

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Taking the Library Into the Community
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29 offsite programs
1,593 offsite attendees

Graphic Award Text 2022 3CMA Savvy Award WinnerAward-Winning Pop Up Storytime
9 storytimes across Fire & EMS Stations
744 storytime participants
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10 early literacy programs in city parks
269 program attendees

Growing Readers

Supporting Lifelong Literacyhanddrawn sunshine logo
326,891 books circulated
arrow pointed upwardPrint circulation increased by 1% in FY2022.
graphic three stars1,376 reading challenge participants
92,393 books read

1,077,757 minutes readgraphic five stars

flying bookBook Clubs
4 groups
294 book club attendees

Readers Advisory Services
Serving more than 300 readers of all ages.teen book box, children's book shelf, get lit logos

Enhancing Accessgraphic books in a stack

15,050 titles added
arrow pointed upwardCataloging productivity increased by 9% in FY2022.
Improving Shelf Experiencegraphic empty book shelf
with series title cataloging, genre classifications, and foreign language designations
Introducing New Collections

Luckfour leaf clovery Day collection of high-demand titles

graphic light bulbLiteracy and hands-on learning kits

parent and child logoParenting collection

Early Literacy in Focusgraphic baby footprints
Early Literacy Grant RecipientFamily Place Libraries logo
graphic toy blocks245 early literacy programs
11,606 early literacy program 
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
1000 books before kindergarten logo462 young readers on the road to school-readiness

Discovering Our Roots

League City 60 Years Logo in black and white60 years
of incorporation
Local History
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100 photographs and 8 oral histories were added to our local history collection in FY2022. 

history programs
history program attendees
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2022 cultural heritage badge
Celebrating the cultures and heritages of our local community and beyond.
I, Too, Am League City

image Deborah KonradThe Hobbs and Winfield families have helped shape League City. Local author and Winfield-Hobbs descendant Deborah Konrad shared her family and City history, speaking on the life of Alexander Hobbs.

image library books, women's biographiesEvents, interactive displays, and activities for all ages provided opportunities to explore our own and others' histories.

Library 50th birthday celebration logo50 years
of library service
Helen Hall Library 50th anniversary library cardCommemorative Edition Library Card for New Members
3 library staff members smiling text celebrating fifty years
Library staff celebrate fifty years of library service to the League City community with a big library birthday party!

Stimulating Imagination

headphones play button graphicAudio & Visual Collections

41,275 visual titles circulated
37,747 audio titles circulated

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eAudiobooks circulation increased by 13%.

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Free trial with kanopy streaming video increased digital video circulation by 53%.

Expressing Creativity 

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Arts Programming for Children & Families

62 events
8,181 participants

nature challenge; pen, paper, action!; snack 'n' sketch; family fun arts

photo of child in harry  potter costume text yule ball ད

Teen-Led Programming

73 events
817 participants

dice & dimensions; teen writers workshop; myths & tales; clash of the cards; comic relief; teen supp
Arts Programming for Adults

3 crafts
36 crafters

28 meet-ups
217 crafters

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Library as Content Creator
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Your Library on TikTok

82 videos
142,806 views and counting

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Watch Out! the Podcast

24 episodes
952 listens and counting
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Cultivating Lifelong Learners

Your Library,
Your Learning Partnergraphic paperclips

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Library programming increased by 14% in FY2022.

program attendees

arrow pointed upwardProgram attendance increased by 26% in FY2022.


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New Programs and Partnershipsgraphic blue sticker text new!
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! Adult Programming Series

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hatching programs graphic chicken egg

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Clear Creek Indendent School District logo

In partnership with Clear Creek Independent School District, supported by the Alliance Foundation, Helen Hall Library distributed educational "CLEAR Crates" to school-aged children.
kits distributed

graphic question bubble answer bubble94,089
questions answered

FY2022 saw the launching of a research support service, bringing together the unique professional skills, interests, and expertise of your library's staff.

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2 staff members 
earned library science degrees in FY2022.

Engaging Stakeholders & Advocates

Volunteers Make It Possible

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worth of service

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Volunteer service hours increased by 57% in FY2022.

Friends of Helen Hall Library logo

in sales to support Library collections, programs, and services.

photo of group of people standing and sittingTEEN ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS HOST BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS
graphic heart shaped from hands text 10monthly volunteer-led programs

pictures of library users with their checkoutsNational Library Week Savings Advocacy Campaign

award graphic text voted overdue fine freeWith the unanimous recommendation of the Library Board of Trustees and a unanimous vote of League City Council, Helen Hall Library became overdue fine free on May 10, 2022.
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Since going overdue fine free, overdue rates have declined slightly despite increases in circulation.

Supporting Our Economy, Supporting Our Future

Your Library as Business Centergraphic of computer keyboard and wifi symbol

technology questions answered

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individuals attended technology training classes
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individuals documents notarizedgraphic talk bubbles
study space and meeting room bookings

Helen Hall Library: Returns on Your Investment

photo $2.80 in bills and coins$2.80 of value created for every tax $1

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Mentoring Emerging Leaders
photo Sheldon Stevens and Justice Nwobi, graphic plant with roots

Local Businesses Support Library Programs
Bay Area Raceway

Bedrock City Comic Company
Cakes by Jula
Niche Jewelry
Rustika Cafe and Bakery
Scoop Craft Creamery
South Shore Harbor Resort
Texas Renaissance Festival
Texas Roadhouse