Annual Report

Fiscal Year 2018

You made your library a community hub in fiscal year 2018.  From July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, library meeting rooms were heavily used and we hope you had a pleasant meeting or event in those great spaces. When the meeting rooms weren’t being used by the general public, your library provided 40 to 80 programs per month for everyone from infants to 102-year-olds. Busloads of children and hundreds of citizens toured the Discover Space exhibit, interacting and learning as they tried to save earth from colliding with an asteroid or played the space quiz game.  You looked at the stars through the library’s new telescope and came at 6:30am on a cold morning in January 2018 to view the total lunar eclipse.  Other bookmarks in this series will give statistical information about the year. Thank you for your endless curiosity and for allowing your library to be part of your community engagement and learning adventures! 

– Carey D. Hartmann, County Librarian

Laramie County Library System Numbers:

  • Laramie County population 98,136
  • Patron registration 81, 984
  • Registration percentage 83.5%
  • Total circulation 571, 733
  • Circulation per capita 5.83
  • Children’s circulation 265,324
  • Collection-print materials 299,574
  • Collection-audio materials 26,226
  • Collection-video materials 20,431
  • Subscriptions 237
  • Databases 81
  • Public Internet terminals 154
  • State Licensed E Books 11,476
  • State Licensed Downloadable Audio Books 9,687
  • Interlibrary loans-provided 3,478
  • Interlibrary loans- borrowed 1,861
  • Reference questions answered 17,210
  • Computer sessions 121,098
  • Wireless sessions 36,586
  • Hours of operation 6,872
  • Library visits 401, 972
  • Volunteer hours of service 10,868
  • Total number of volunteers 224
  • Total number of employees 85
  • Program attendance/children 26,330
  • Program attendance/teen 1,541
  • Program attendance/adults 4,228
  • Number of programs 1,100
  • Summer Reading participants 7,653
  • Expenditures-staff $3,263,798
  • Expenditures- collection $284,791
  • Expenditures-other $1,206,666
  • Expenditures-total $4,755,255
  • Revenue-government $4,210,887
  • Revenue-other $930,486
  • Revenue-total $5,141,373

Board of Directors: 

  • Kevin Guille Chair
  • Juliet Daniels Vice Chair
  • Sharon Fain Secretary
  • Joe Bonds Treasurer
  • Khale Lenhart

Laramie County Commissioners:

  • Buck Holmes
  • Linda Heath
  • Troy Thompson
  • Ron Kailey
  • Amber Ash

Administration & Management: 

  • County Librarian: Carey Hartmann
  • Deputy Director, Operations: Laura Block
  • Deputy Director, Public Service: Jeff Collins
  • Manager, Reference Services: Elizabeth Thorson
  • Manager, Circulation & Branch Services: Kashawna White
  • Manager, Information Technology Services: Sue Hollingshead
  • Manager, Computer Center & Cataloging Services: Cara Nett
  • Manager, Youth & Outreach Services: Beth Cook
  • Foundation Director: Bruce Thomson