Greetings from the Mayville Library!  What a busy year 2022 was!  I would like to share a few highlights from our year with you:

We had a total of 12,288 patrons come through our doors and check out 21,464 items.  The items included books, audio books, magazines, dvds and electronic books.  We also offered the following services:  computer use, wifi, copying, faxing, reference, a local history collection and meeting rooms.

We offered a variety of programming for children this year.  In addition to the Monday Story Hour and Summer Reading Program, we have added a Homeschool Group and Wee Wigglers (Baby/Toddler) storytime.  Our partnership with Chautauqua Lake Central School continued with the Hooked on Books program.  Our children’s program attendance for 2022 was 1124 people.  We handed out books to the trick-or-treaters on Halloween.  Last October we handed out more than 325 books!

There are a few new opportunities for adults at the library.  There is a Crafternoon program that meets on Thursdays from 2 – 4 pm.  Participants may bring their own crafts and the library offers a craft on the first Thursday of the month.  We are also offering a Healthy Eating class once a month, taught by Mary Ryder from SNAP-Ed/Cornell Cooperative Extension.  We continue to host VITA tax three times during tax season to help people prepare their taxes.

There were several fundraising events held in 2022.  There were three book sales (February, July and November) in addition to our ongoing book sale.  The Birdhouse Decorating Contest took place in March.  The second annual Garden Tour took place in August with more than100 people attending.  A new fundraising event was held in September – Dinner and Trivia Night at the Legion.  The online auction took place in November.  These fundraising events help to supplement the funding that we receive from the Village of Mayville and the Town of Chautauqua.  We are grateful for the ongoing support from many local businesses.  We plan to host a Business/Services Fair this spring.

Information about our services and programs can be found on our website, FaceBook page and in the NEW monthly newsletter, “between the pages”.

We enjoy being a gathering place in the community where people can come for information, materials and a friendly, social atmosphere.  Our patrons are the heartbeat of the library and we look forward to serving them for many years to come.

Melissa Bartok – Library Director