DPL By the Numbers
2012 Year in Review
In 2012 Denver Public Library welcomed over 3.8 million visitors and circulated 9.5 million items – including books, movies and music. We saw a 60% increase in eBook downloads; our technology classes exceeded 5,500 in attendance and we served over 36,000 kids in our Summer of Reading program.
We impacted the community in three key areas: immersing children in literacy-rich environments, beginning at birth; helping customers acquire the resources and skills they need to prosper and contribute to the economy; and enriching lives by providing materials and experiences that make Denver a better place to live. We were also very focused on working with the Mayor’s office and the community on finding a better funding solution for the Library, to make our libraries more accessible.
The Year in Review 2012 report presents basic Library statistics and financial information, as well as an overview of our strategic initiatives and the programs and services we provide to the community.
Table of Contents
- Executive Summary: A Note From the City Librarian
- About Denver Public Library
- General Statistics
- 2012 Budget
- Strategic Initiatives Organized by Community Impacts
- Other Initiatives: Floating Collections, Better Denver Bond, Sustainable Funding, and Downloadable Media
- Appendix: Map of Denver Public Library Locations, and Branch Statistics
View the complete Year in Review report (PDF)
View the 2013 Library Budget (PDF) broken into sources of revenue and expenditures. Please be aware these figures are annual estimates based on current spending and revenue.