Monday, March 2, 2009

Hard Economic Times and Booming Library Use

The economy may not be booming - but Library use began booming with the population explosion and continues!

CNN.COM has joined CBS News, NBC News, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and many more in documenting the boom in library use during recessions. Between the population explosion in Plainfield that only recently ended, now the boom of use, Plainfield Library is a busy place. This morning, we have a full house: nearly full Internet PCs for adults, storytime kids all over, Homework Help Center, a movie, and a computer class scheduled for later in the day.

As mentioned in the article, Plainfield Library offers Internet Job Searching classes, resume writing, host the Will County Workforce Services Mobile Learning Center van and more. Unfortunately, the Library can only offer the classes to six people at a time - that's the capacity of the Computer Classroom. Also, the Homework Help Center and computer classes cannot run simultaneously because they use the same space.

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