Brian Hart

Greetings Forsyth County,

Thank you for all of the support and feedback regarding our programs, services and facilities over the course of 2021.

We appreciate the interest and investment you’ve made in the Forsyth County Public Library. And since we know that you both share in and are largely responsible for our success, I want to use this space to share some of our highlights from the past year with you.

The highlights were both plentiful and varied and include the opening of the new Clemmons Branch, the successful provision of both virtual and in-person events, the continued availability of the contactless To-Go Library, increased weekend and evening hours, an expansion of our outreach services with additional visits to park and recreation sites, homebound customers and assisted living centers, and the launching of the now award-winning publication, “Intersections.” Additionally, as of November 30, 2021, our service and support of the community “by the numbers” includes:

  • 174,485 new or renewed library cards
  • Circulation of 1,075,885 print materials
  • Hosting 22,073 customers at programs and events across the county
  • Responding to 316,591 vgeneral and directional reference questions via phone, email and social media
  • 1,667,180 uses of various online resources and databases.

In 2022, we look forward to continuing to build and improve upon the success of this past year. The Undesign the Redline exhibit, which debuted in our Central Library Auditorium in September 2021, will remain on display through February 2022. And, for this upcoming Women’s History Month, we look forward to sharing the varied ways in which women across the Forsyth County continue to impact community and improve lives. With collections, services and events such as these that bring us together on the path to purpose, our hope is that each experience you share with FCPL and our staff will leave your heart and mind satisfied and your curiosity sparked.

Have a Happy and Successful New Year!

Brian and the FCPL Team

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