Annual Report 2021

While libraries across the County, State, and Nation were closed during the pandemic quarantine period, PPLC staff stayed in place and continued to provide daily services to the community. Office staff assisted patrons online and over the phone, DLC staff assisted the Deaf Community in the same way, while TBL staff served a much larger portion of the state when other Talking Book Libraries were closed.
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  • 527,402 Registered borrowers

  • 905 Reciprocal borrowers

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  • 3,845,158 Physical items borrowed
  • 878,340 Electronic items borrowed
  • 638,629 Items shared between Member Libraries
  • 79,387 Items loaned to reciprocal borrowers
PPLC Mobile App

PPLC Web Services

  • 9,268,560 Mobile app uses
  • 276,366 Website hits


Deaf Literacy Center

Deaf Literacy Center

32,158 views for weekly ASL videos

  • 623 Classes & events
  • 11,255 Total attendance


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Pinellas Talking Book Library

TBL continued to provide services while many other Talking Book Libraries were closed

  • 188,205 Items loaned

  • 347 New Patrons


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Staff Development Day

Staff Development Day scheduled for October 12, 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Museum Pass Program

  • James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art joins Museum Pass Program
  • 1,271 Museum Passes borrowed
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3 for Me

  • 7,519 children with  “3 for Me” cards

  • 11,866 total items borrowed


Tampa Bay Ukulele Society

Ukulele Loan Program

  • 77 Ukulele kits
  • 220 Ukuleles borrowed
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The PPLC Facebook page now has 1,899 followers!

Search Library Books

9% Increase in electronic items borrowed!

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618,853 Database Searches