Our Annual Report to the Community



Starr Library thrived in 2023 – a testament to our community’s unwavering support and engagement. You visited us more frequently, and borrowed, renewed, or returned an additional 10,000 items compared to 2022! That surge includes almost 6,000 more loans of electronic items alone. Furthermore, program attendance soared by an impressive 69%, clearly demonstrating your enthusiasm for educational and enriching experiences. Your increased activity and dynamic participation have been so inspiring, reminding us of the vital role libraries play in bringing people together. While maintaining such momentum can be challenging, we are determined to meet your evolving needs. Thanks to your generous contributions through the 160th-anniversary benefit, annual appeal, bequests, unsolicited donations, your vote to approve a tax levy increase, and your incredible involvement, we are well-positioned to make dreams of expanding our facilities and offerings a reality.

We’ve heard your desires for more flexible spaces (including meeting rooms and silent reading areas), diverse programs, and high-quality resources, and we’re committed to making them happen. On behalf of our dedicated staff, supportive trustees, and hardworking Friends group, thank you for being such wonderful ambassadors of Starr Library. Your kindness – whether through baked goods, homegrown produce and flowers, or simply your warm smiles – reinforces why this library is such a special place. We are truly fortunate to serve such an engaged and generous community. We have a lot to look forward to in 2024 and beyond!

— Jaclyn Savolainen, Starr Library Director

Click below to view the complete 2023 Annual Report. 

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