Live Oak Public Libraries
will host the Southwest Chatham Library 10th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, October 17, 2019. Special activities for all ages will be ongoing throughout the day. The event is free and open to the public.
A reception with remarks and recogition will take place at 3:30 PM.
Southwest Chatham Library opened in October of 2009 and was Chatham County's first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) registered building. LEED certified projects cost less to operate and maintain, are energy- and water-efficient, and contribute to occupant health and productivity. At nearly 50,000 SF, it is the second largest facility in the Live Oak Public Libraries system.
This past year, Southwest Chatham Library hosted 133,178 patron visits and was open to the public 2,601 hours. This library holds 110,555 items in its collections and offers 129 public access computers and free wireless internet throughout the building.
2019 highlights of patron use of library services at Southwest Chatham Library include:
- More than 174,000 items borrowed
- More than 46,000 questions answered
- More than 76,000 computer/online sessions
- More than 21,000 attendances at 940 library sponsored programs
"Over the past 10 years, Southwest Chatham Library has proudly served as a center of community and learning, welcoming residents of all ages. We are grateful to the loyal patrons who make this location one of our busiest libraries. The success of Southwest Chatham Library is built on the exceptional service delivered everyday by staff, exemplifying Live Oak Public Libraries' goal to enrich individual lives and to build a stronger community, " said David Singleton, Executive Director of Live Oak Public Libraries.