How We Used Our Library- the Numbers

Straight facts: the numbers 123,210 Patron Visits 51,880 Reference Transactions 65,997 Magazine and other items check-out 38,867 Ebook and other electronic item check outs 13,818 Youth and Adults registered for programs 146,400 Book check-outs 7,165 Registered library card holders 2,880 one-to-one assistance program sessions 53,000+ Technology uses (30 minutes computer/laptop/tablet sessions 343 Youth and adult … Continue reading How We Used Our Library- the Numbers

Are libraries a thing of the past?

When people think that libraries are a thing of the past… Many predict that the digital age will wipe public bookshelves clean, and permanently end the centuries-old era of libraries. As libraries’ relevance comes into question, librarians face an existential crisis at a time when students need them the most. Despite their perceived obsolescence in … Continue reading Are libraries a thing of the past?

Younger generation returning to the library

Who ever though that libraries were going out of style was wrong… Younger Americans—those ages 16-29—exhibit a fascinating mix of habits and preferences when it comes to reading, libraries, and technology. Almost all Americans under age 30 are online, and they are more likely than older patrons to use libraries’ computer and internet connections; however, … Continue reading Younger generation returning to the library