Now More than Ever
Our wonderful Fairhope Public Library has continued to provide top-flight service to our community this year, despite the incredible challenges we’ve all faced. Even in this year of a pandemic that forced the Library to close for 63 days and to operate with social distancing and other restrictions, the Library has had:
- 120,465 visitors (in a town of around 20,000 residents)
- 156,187 books, DVDs and CDs circulated
- 77,280 Internet users
- 259 programs for adults, with 5,298 attendees
- 189 programs for youths, with 13,542 attendees
- 95 virtual programs for all ages, with 37,381 attendees
- 5,159 new items added to the Library collection
As ever, Tamara Dean, our Library Director, has been an efficient steward of Library resources, but this has been a difficult year. We at the Fairhope Public Library Foundation have always been on a mission to assist the Library by building a firm foundation to support short-term and long-term projects that are beyond the scope of the Library’s annual budget. Your giving is vital to help us carry out that mission.
Our challenge is even greater now, because the impact of COVID-19 and hurricanes this year have resulted in a reduction in the Library’s annual budget. Now more than ever, we need your help to support the Library’s work to maintain its enviable Gold Star status for years to come.
Please renew your commitment to helping us help the Library, or become a first-time donor today, by clicking here. Thank you very much for your support!
Jim Smith, President