Wednesday, June 24, 2009

How to do a whole month's business in two weeks

Whoa! Our head of Circulation pulled the statistics from the first half of the month. It seemed frenetically busy to the staff so Judy wanted to see if the statistics bore that out. Oh boy was the staff right!

You checked out just under 55,000 items between June 1 and June 15! That is the circulation of an average month for this year!!! At this rate, nearly the entire 120,000 item collection of the library will circulate this month. I am stunned. All I can say is a huge thank you to the Library staff whose grace under pressure is amazing.

In those first two weeks of the month, the Library was open 140 hours. That's more than one book checked out every 10 seconds the Library was open!

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