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Quick Facts

Building Facts
  • established in 1928 by the Berkley Women's Club
  • originally built in 1964
  • renovated and expanded in 1998
  • building size - 15,000 square feet
  • Collection:  85,000 items, including:
  • 60,000 hardcover books
  • 10,000 paperback books
  • 5,500 DVDs
  • 2,500 audiobooks
  • 2,700 CDs
  • about 400 items added each month
Programs
  • storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers
  • craft programs for preschoolers and school age children
  • educational and cultural programs for adults, children and teens
  • adult book discussion group
  • downloadable audio and e-books
Computers
  • 21 public
  • 11 staff
  • about 35,000 public Internet sessions last fiscal year
  • 10 mb fiber Internet access speed
  • wireless Internet access for the public
Friends of the Library
  • established in the 1940s and incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit
  • approximately 200 members
  • donates approximately $8,000-$10,000 to the library annually
  • sponsors two book sales each year as well as adult programs
  • visit the Friends page here!
Financials
  • budget for 2010-11 about $682,000
  • an endowment fund was established in 1999
  • $70,000 bequest
  • current value $110,000
  • Budget-At-A-Glance available here
Staff:  Full Time
  • Library Director (ALA accredited MLS)
  • 2 Clerks (2 year LTA degrees)
Staff Part Time
  • 4 librarians
  • 2 substitute librarians
  • (all with ALA accredited MLS)
  • 1 assistant for children's department
  • 7 clerks
  • 3 pages

Library Hours

  • Mon-Thurs: 10am-8pm
  • Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Sat: 10am-3pm
  • Sun: Closed