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Virtual Town Hall Meeting - January 24, 2019
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman will host a virtual town hall meeting for citizens to provide input on the next county budget at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 24 at Harford Community College’s Darlington Hall. In addition to live testimony, multimedia options are available now and will remain open during the meeting to encourage public involvement in planning the fiscal year 2019 budget. The virtual town hall meeting will include live and virtual input and will stream live on the county website.
Beginning immediately, citizens can provide comments on the budget via social media, email, or U.S. Mail. The county executive will review all incoming messages. During the live event, representative comments will be read aloud, along with messages relayed from callers to activated phone lines. This input will be alternated with public comments from attendees.
Comments may be provided through any of the following:
Facebook: Harford County’s Virtual Town Hall
Mail: Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, 220 S. Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014
Call in: 443-412-2700 (activated only during the live event)
Citizens may watch the live event from the county Web page www.harfordcountymd.gov/VirtualTownHall or at any branch of the Harford County Public Library.
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FY 2018 Value of Select Library Services*
Quantity Library Services Retail Value Value of Services
826,648 Adult Books Borrowed $20.00 $16,532,960
815,803 Children’s Books Borrowed $20.00 $16,316,060
715,464 Digital Materials Borrowed $20.00 $14,309,280
741,955 DVD’s Borrowed $4.00 $2,967,820
93,985 Music CDs Borrowed $15.00 $1,409,775
96,582 Audiobooks on CD Borrowed $35.00 $3,380,370
28,036 Playaways Borrowed $65.00 $1,822,340
1,823 Little Leaper Kits Borrowed $189.00 $344,547
4,381 LEAP Kits Borrowed $110.00 $481,910
827 LSC Kits Borrowed $150.00 $124,050
13,909 LSC Toys Borrowed $25.00 $347,725
3,125 American Girl Dolls Borrowed $147.00 $459,375
2,136 Superhero Kits Borrowed $50.00 $106,800
30,522 Magazines Borrowed $3.76 $114,762.72
79,646 Interlibrary Loans $25.00 $1,991,150
497 Meeting Room Use $100.00 $49,700
75,886 Adult Program Attendees $16.00 $1,214,176
176,853 Kid’s/Teen Program Attendees $15.78 $2,790,740.34
59,091 Online Class Attendees $144.00 $8,509,104
269,053 Hours of Computer Use $12.60 $3,390,067.8
1,195,459 Database Searches $6.83 $8,164,984.97
465,447 Customer Queries Answered $7.00 $3,258,129
Total Value $88,085,826.83
*The values above are based on the estimated retail value of the materials or services
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Note: The values used above are based on the estimated retail value of the materials or services, with research from the Maine and Massachusetts State Libraries and HCPL staff. Maryland Library Association (MLA) Legislative Action Center
Share your story about the value of libraries Some Harford County Public Library Facts (FY18)
Harford County Public Library offers customers an array of free resources including books, eBooks, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, computer use, author presentations and programs for all ages
People searching for jobs are using the Library to complete job applications, fax resumes, submit applications online, create email accounts, and search health information
1,638,875 customers visited our branches by walking in, or using our convenient drive-through service
11,074,336 people made virtual visits to the library, used our website and our new library app
3,616,111 items were borrowed from the library
319,797 babies through adults attended library programs
465,447 questions were answered by Librarians
32,181 volunteer hours were donated to support the efforts of the Library