Wednesday, April 8, 2009

20% increase in use becomes the norm

And we thought library use was up last year! So far, each month of 2009 has seen an average incraese of 20% for checkouts, computer sessions, questions answered and more. March was no exception: nearly 58,000 items were checked out. 4,200 computer sessions were logged on public PCs at the libary. Over 2,500 questions were answered at the Reference and Readers Services Desk. More than 450 people got a new library card.

All of those news stories about the boom in library use during a recession are true!

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