By the Numbers
Foot traffic increased by 3%
Diseased oak from League Park gains a new life as sculpture by artist James Phillips, welcoming library patrons.
4,100 new members
New membership increased by 21% from FY2021.
Average active users increased by 28 % during summer, a percentage increase on trend with pre-pandemic numbers.
2022 3CMA Silver Circle Award for Social Media
|The library's second floor, including the Teen Room, Local History Collection, and services for adults, received new carpeting, painting, and lighting. |
|Monthly, informative, and interactive displays engage visitors, highlighting collections, services, programs, and people.|
Online Catalog Upgrade
|Online library catalog is upgraded and rebranded to celebrate League City's 60 years.|
Meeting New Members Where They Are
|39 outreach events|
5,836 individuals engaged
Increased outreach efforts resulted in a 39% increase in community interactions in FY2022.
CCISD School Visits
2,704 students and teachers
|Citizens had the opportunity to meet Library staff and volunteers at the following city-wide events:|
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
White Linen Night
4th of July Extravaganza
Taking the Library Into the Community
|29 offsite programs|
1,593 offsite attendees
Award-Winning Pop Up Storytime
9 storytimes across Fire & EMS Stations
744 storytime participants
Music & Movement
10 early literacy programs in city parks
269 program attendees
Supporting Lifelong Literacy
|326,891 books circulated|
Print circulation increased by 1% in FY2022.
1,376 reading challenge participants
92,393 books read
1,077,757 minutes read
294 book club attendees
Readers Advisory Services
|15,050 titles added|
Cataloging productivity increased by 9% in FY2022.
|Improving Shelf Experience|
with series title cataloging, genre classifications, and foreign language designations
Introducing New Collections
Lucky Day collection of high-demand titles
Literacy and hands-on learning kits
Early Literacy in Focus
|Early Literacy Grant Recipient|
245 early literacy programs
11,606 early literacy program
|1000 Books Before Kindergarten|
462 young readers on the road to school-readiness
Discovering Our Roots
LOCAL HISTORY COLLECTION
100 photographs and 8 oral histories were added to our local history collection in FY2022.
history program attendees
Celebrating the cultures and heritages of our local community and beyond.
I, Too, Am League City
The 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.
|Events, interactive displays, and activities for all ages provided opportunities to explore our own and others' histories.|
of library service
|Commemorative Edition Library Card for New Members|
Library staff celebrate fifty years of library service to the League City community with a big library birthday party!
|Audio & Visual Collections|
41,275 visual titles circulated
37,747 audio titles circulated
eAudiobooks circulation increased by 13%.
Free trial with kanopy streaming video increased digital video circulation by 53%.
Arts Programming for Children & Families
|Arts Programming for Adults|
ADULT GRAB & GO CRAFTS
EVERY STITCH WAY
|Library as Content Creator|
Your Library on TikTok
|Watch Out! the Podcast|
952 listens and counting
Cultivating Lifelong Learners
Your Learning Partner
Library programming increased by 14% in FY2022.
Program attendance increased by 26% in FY2022.
INFORMAL EDUCATION FOR ADULTS: FROM WINE TO WILLS
|New Programs and Partnerships|
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! Adult Programming Series
In partnership with Clear Creek Independent School District, supported by the Alliance Foundation, Helen Hall Library distributed educational "CLEAR Crates" to school-aged children.
RESEARCH SUPPORT SERVICE
YOU'VE GOT QUESTIONS?
WE'VE GOT ANSWERS
FY2022 saw the launching of a research support service, bringing together the unique professional skills, interests, and expertise of your library's staff.
2 staff members
Engaging Stakeholders & Advocates
|Volunteers Make It Possible|
worth of service
Volunteer service hours increased by 57% in FY2022.
in sales to support Library collections, programs, and services.
|TEEN ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS HOST BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS|
monthly volunteer-led programs
National Library Week Savings Advocacy Campaign
With 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.
Since going overdue fine free, overdue rates have declined slightly despite increases in circulation.
Supporting Our Economy, Supporting Our Future
|Your Library as Business Center|
technology questions answered
individuals attended technology training classes
individuals documents notarized
study space and meeting room bookings
|Helen Hall Library: Returns on Your Investment|
$2.80 of value created for every tax $1
Mentoring Emerging Leaders
Local Businesses Support Library Programs
Bay Area Raceway
Bedrock City Comic Company