Annual Report 2020

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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Borrowers

  • 469,509 Registered borrowers

  • 147,473 Patrons with expired cards purged in 2020

  • 436 Virtual Card registrations during COVID-19

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Circulation

49% Increase in e-book downloads during COVID-19 pandemic

  • 4,377,603 Physical items borrowed
  • 809,794 Electronic items borrowed
  • 486,940 Items shared between Member Libraries
  • 8,631 Reciprocal borrowers
  • 76,508 Items loaned to reciprocal borrowers
PPLC Mobile App

PPLC Web Services

PPLC introduces a new, easier to navigate website and user-friendly app!

  • 7,022,285 Mobile app uses
  • 332,077 Website hits
  • App use up 429%

 

Deaf Literacy Center

Deaf Literacy Center

719 events during COVID-19 pandemic

  • 2,970 Classes & events
  • 19,770 Total attendance

 

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Pinellas Talking Book Library

56% increase in items loaned during COVID-19 pandemic

  • 173,777 Items loaned

  • 457 New Patrons

 

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Staff Development Day

“Libraries Light the Way”

  • 320 participants

 

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Museum Pass Program

  • 4,760 Museum Passes borrowed
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3 for Me

  • 6,145 children with  “3 for Me” cards

  • 11,818 total items borrowed

 

Tampa Bay Ukulele Society

Ukulele Loan Program

  • 77 Ukulele Kits
  • 310 Loans
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The PPLC Facebook page now has 1,669 followers!

Search Library Books

21% Increase in electronic items borrowed!

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430,022 Database Searches