Library Factsheet

 Statistic Metric
Total Square Footage 27,300
Total Collection Size as of December 31, 2019 167,471
Total Electronic Resources as of December 31, 2019
Staff - Full-time 14
Staff - Part-time 19
Total cardholders - as of December 31, 2019 20,796
Percentage of Population 29%
Visits - Annual - 2019 (in-library & remote) 739,698
Average Visits per Month 48,000
Average Visits per Day 2,140
Busiest Day of the Week Tuesday
Busiest Day per Hour Sunday
Circulation - Annual - 2019 251,405
Average Circulation per Month 21,345
Workstation Sessions - Annual - 2019 40,084
Average Workstation Sessions per Month 3,340
Average Workstations Sessions per Day 137

Fox Statue

Purchased with funds collected by school children in Waterford in 1995. The sculpture was originally located on the east side of the library facing into the Children's Room. It was relocated following the move of the Children's Room after the 2003-04 renovation project was completed.
  • Name: Slyboots. Selected from entries in a contest conducted by the staff in the Children's department in 1995.
  • Artist: Sharon Sommers, 1938-2008. Sharon taught for 30 years at Pierce Jr. High in Waterford, and was also active with the Waterford Foundation. In her free time she enjoyed riding her 2 horses, traveling out West and her many trips to Africa to see the animals. Sharon was also a member of the Society of Animal Artists where she was an accomplished bronze animal sculptor.
  • The Fine Arts Sculpture Centre in Clarkston, MI cast all of her work.
  • Contact information for the Centre:
    Mike Petrucci
    4975 Waldon Road
    Clarkston, MI 48348
    Phone: 248-391-3010
    Fax: 248-391-4093

Outdoor Landscaping

  • A Kousa dogwood and a crab apple tree are outside the front door. Both flower in spring.
  • Serviceberry bushes are in the islands of the parking lot. They flower in spring and have edible berries in June/July.

Dedicated Millage

  • 10-year millage first passed in 1992 at a rate of 1 mill
  • Renewed in 2002 and 2012 at a rate of .9118 mill