Thursday, July 2, 2009

Busy, busy, busy

If you've been down to the public library lately, you may have noticed that we're a little busy these days. This has become a normal state of affairs for us in the summer, but regardless of how many tourists are crowded in our lobby, how many kids are turning in Summer Reading Club booklets, how many cannery workers are using the Internet, and how many books are stacked up on our shelving carts, we will always have the time to answer any questions you might have about car repair, gardening or health information. We will always have time to offer suggestions for new novels to read, audiobooks to listen to, and music to groove out with.
Just how busy were we last month?
  • Three times as many people used the Internet in June (1,823), compared to December (598).
  • There was a 42% increase in people checking out novels (in the Children's Library, the increase was 295%).
  • 827 more DVDs got checked out in June than in December.
  • We had 385 parents and children come to Story Time (200 more than in December)
  • 2 ½ times as many Young Adult novels got checked out in June as in December.
  • Overall, our circulation in June was 62% higher than December.

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