Read, Learn, Connect

Annual Report 2011-2012

Teen boys reading outside library“I AM CONVINCED their extensive use of the library is one reason my children are experiencing such success in school.”
— Megan Krejci

Highlights of the Year

  • A 4-star rating on Library Journal's list of America's best libraries
  • Peter Sís murals installed in children's area
  • Produced What I Like, a CD of children's songs by David Howie
  • Douglass Branch renovation and Reveal event
  • CU Catalog, created in cooperation with The Urbana Free Library
  • CPL Mobile app, greatly improving mobile access
  • Computer training initiative at the Douglass Branch

2011-2012 in Numbers

  • Items borrowed 2,260,836
  • Visitors 1,016,467
  • Cardholders 35,039
  • Items in collection 413,799
  • Computer uses 139,919
  • Questions answered 143,672
  • Volunteer hours 13,626
  • Program attendance 47,702
  • 2012 summer reading programs:
    • 3,731 children read for 4.7 million minutes
    • 673 teens read for 658,748 minutes

Financial Statements


Library Foundation & Friends


Library Board of Trustees Rusty W. Freeland, President
Rochelle A. Funderburg,
Vice President
Sandra A. Jones, Treasurer
Minnie Pearson, Secretary
Mark Ballard
Russell Dankert
Paula Kaufman
Michael J. La Due
Jan Simon

Champaign City Council
Don Gerard, Mayor
Thomas A. Bruno
Marci Dodds
Paul Faraci
Deborah Frank Feinen
Karen Foster
Kyle Harrison
Will Kyles
Michael J. La Due
Vic McIntosh

City Administration
Steve Carter, City Manager Dorothy David, Assistant City Manager

Library Administration Marsha Grove, Director
Mary Bissey, Assistant Director

Photos: Sweet Pea Photography