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Public hearings

The County Council has scheduled two public hearings on the FY 15 Budget for 6:00 p.m. on May 1, 2014 (North Harford High School) and May 8, 2014 (Fallston High School). Please attend and show your support of the library. Here's what you can do to help.

As always, we appreciate your continued help and support of Harford County Public Library.


FY 2013 Estimated Value of HCPL Service

QuantityLibrary ServicesRetail ValueValue of Services
1,018,442Adult Books Borrowed$20.00$20,368,840
997,601Children’s Books Borrowed$20.00$19,952,020
1,330,087DVD’s Borrowed$4.00$5,320,348
154,977Audio Material Borrowed$15.00$2,324,655
152,372Electronic Books Borrowed$20.00$3,047,440
53,072Magazines Borrowed$3.76$199,551
885Little Leaper Kits Borrowed$189.00$167,265
53,072Magazines Borrowed$3.76$199,551
21,004Interlibrary Loan$25.00$525,100
335Meeting Room Use$100.00$33,500
52,301Adult Program Attendees$16.00$836,816
144,910Kid’s/Teen Program Attendees$15.78$2,286,680
416,473Hours of Computer Use$12.60$5,247,560
800,123Database Searches$6.83$5,464,840
515,534Customer Queries Answered$7.00$3,608,738
 
Total Value$69,383,352

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Note: The values used above are based on the estimated retail value of the materials or services, with research from the Maine and Massachusetts State Libraries and HCPL staff.


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