Library Factsheet

 Statistic Metric
Total Square Footage 27,300
Total Collection Size as of July 2012 179,000
Total Electronic Resources as of July 2012 30,726
Staff - Full-time 13
Staff - Part-time 19
Total cardholders - as of July 2012 36,826
Percentage of Population 51%
Visits - Annual - 2011 259,155
Average Visits per Month 21,596
Average Visits per Day 745
Busiest Day of the Week Tuesday
Busiest Day per Hour Sunday
Circulation - Annual - 2011 366,837
Average Circulation per Month 30,570
Workstation Sessions - Annual - 2011 110,938
Average Workstation Sessions per Month 9,245
Average Workstations Sessions per Day 319
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