Santa Monica
Public Library
1,257,700
TOTAL VISITORS AT THE
5 BRANCHES OF THE
LIBRARY SYSTEM
960,600
WEBSITE VISITORS
Santa Monicans thoroughly enjoyed their libraries with 1,479,000 items checked out. The Library hosted over 2,200 programs, with almost 1,400 provided to our youth. Total attendance was in excess of 74,100 people, 47,500 of which were youth.
700 Participants of the City's community reading program Santa Monica Reads.
47,000 Grant dollars received in support of adult literacy, teaching Spanish-speaking adults how to read and write, and expanding resources like a virtual reality experience.
11,100 Hours donated by volunteers assisting with programs and projects.
47,100 Items added to the collection.
12,300 Electronic resources added to the collection.
173,700 Sessions offered from internet access computer sessions.
31,354 +
Registrations
in high quality out of school time youth recreational opportunities including full and partial camps, sports leagues, swimming lessons, and enrichment classes. In fiscal year 16/17 registrations rose 27% from the previous year.
306 RESIDENTS RECEIVED OVER 19,252 MEALS
230 SENIORS ARE MEMBERS OF DIAL-A-RIDE PROGRAM
289 SENIORS RECEIVED INTENSIVE CARE MANAGEMENT
93 SENIORS RECEIVED ON-GOING PEER COUNSELING
55 SENIORS RECEIVED ADULT DAY CARE
773 RESIDENTS
ARE MEMBERS OF CLUB 1527 OPERATED
BY WISE AND HEALTHY AGING
Santa Monica supports seniors in our community and aging in place. Supported the delivery of social services for seniors through the Human Services Grant Program.
18,000
Applications received by the Housing Authority in 16-17 waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice voucher program. The City also opened the application process for moderate-income households to be considered in inclusionary housing. GSH was approved by voters and a new funding source for affordable housing was created.
40
homeless and at-risk
households were housed
and or maintained housing
over this period.
Calfresh
Improved access to the Farmers Market for low-income persons, transacting $9,686 through the Electronic Benefit Transfer technology (now CalFresh) at the Virginia Ave Park – PICO Farmers Market alone.
132

At-risk youth

3

Age groups

Provided assistance with housing, mental and behavioral health, substance abuse treatment, employment educational re-engagement and achievement: Birth to 5 years (52), 10-14 years (32), and 15-24 years (48) through the Youth Resource Teams.
Redeemed
$79,843
The Farmers Market provides access to all customers by accepting food assistance vouchers including CalFresh, WIC (Women, Infants and Children) benefit checks, and the Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Santa Monica Farmers Markets redeemed $33,705 in vouchers at the Virginia Ave. Park Farmers Market alone.
218

Arts and Crafts classes

Camera Obscura Art Lab offered 218 arts and craft workshop sessions and community events.
16%
2015
26%
2017
1%
2016
The annual homeless count in 2016 showed a reduction of 1% (10 people) from 2015. The count in 2017 showed an increase of 26% (193 people) from 2016.
Summer
Reading
Program
2016 broke records with 4,929 signups (+7%), 406 programs (+15%) and 15,624 attendance (+19%) during 10 week period. Teen participation soared to 1,260 registrants (+35%) and over 690,000 minutes read (+19%). SMPL went to the Beach for the 2nd year in a row. The SMPL Beach Library popped up 5 times between July and September, received over 1,000 visitors, and signed out over 200 books.
176
INDIVIDUALS WERE REUNITED
WITH FAMILY/FRIENDS VIA
PROJECT HOMECOMING
2,045 since program inception in 2006. Through Project Homecoming, homeless individuals in Santa Monica are reunited with family and friends who are willing and able to offer permanent housing and ongoing support.
Questions answered about rent control
2014
12,301
2015
13,211
2016
12,970
Contacts with people seeking information about rent control.
Rent Control
2014
8,977 Units
occupied
2015
7,985 Units
occupied
2016
7,716 Units
occupied
Number of units occupied by long-term (pre 1999) tenants.
3,614

Complaints
investigated

561

Administration
citations issued

Farmers markets
125
California farms and 15 local restaurants benefit
225
Farm jobs generated by farmers who attended the santa monica farmers market
800
Santa monica malibu district students visited wednesday market for educational tours