My Library Is ______________________
March 26 through April 29, 2023
Celebrating the library and our commitment to serving Independence. Throughout the event, the community is invited to engage with the library through social media and in-person events. Each week we will be highlighting parts of the Independence Public Library. We encourage you to post on your social media accounts how your library impacts you; use the hashtag #IPLKS.
Independence Public Library at a Glance
- In 2023, 34,002 people visited the Independence Public Library. That is12,900 more people who visited the library than in 2022.
- In 2022 the Independence Public Library checked out 4,000 more items to the public than in 2021.
- 453 New patrons signed-up for library cards in 2022.
- Computer usage more than doubled in 2022. Our computers were logged into 6,407 times by patrons.
- The amount of classes and event’s the library hosted in 2022, more than tripped.
- The library hosted 176 family events in 2022.
My Library Is Activities
- Week of March 26
- My Library is a technology hub.
- Week of April 2
- My Library is an arcade!
- Week of April 9
- My Library is a destination.
- Week of April 16
- My Library is a lifeline.
- Week of April 23
- My Library is a community story!
- National Library Week!
- Monday, April 24 – State of America’s Libraries Report Release
- Monday, April 24 – 2022 Top Frequently Challenged Books List Release
- Tuesday, April 25 – National Library Workers Day
- Nominate a favorite librarian here!
- Wednesday, April 26 – National Library Outreach Day
- Thursday, April 27 – Take Action for Libraries Day