The number of library visitors seeking books, jobs, magazines, computers, storytimes, family programs, eBooks, research tools and more was higher than ever this year.
1.3 million Library users visited 729,283 times in person and 643,443 via the website.
3,787 visitor passes were issued to non-cardholders/out-of-town visitors
801 community meetings were held at The Library, with 13,891 attending
10,722 new cards were issued and there were 119,609 library cardholders
Library users borrowed items more than 1.2 million times
494,077 children’s items
744,753 adult items
16,962 open library hours for the community
227 volunteers donated 8,204 hours of their time to The Library
44,060 people were reached through library programs
27,232 of them were children
That’s 75 kids for every day of the year
East Shore Area Library
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library
Children enjoyed a variety of educational and fun programs, special performances, and activities at the 2013 Summer Reading Club Fun Festival:
13,038 children, who might not have been able to come to the library otherwise, were reached through Outreach programs.
There were 2,478 outreach visits—equivalent to 47 visits for every week of the year.
994,251 public computing sessions. That is equivalent to 113 sessions for every hour of the year
2,573,304 database searches
149 public computers available
411,605 items downloaded
The following were the most-viewed pages on The Library's website in 2013:
92,072 questions were asked of library staff
(Notes from library users)
"They help with my tech challenges and they’re the best deal in town!" — Terrie
"The library is a place of amazing resources of all sorts of people, places and things that enable us to be forever learners!" — Mrs. Roshaye “Treasy” Johnson
"You can get cool animal books." — Maison Ferroe
416 Friends of the Library members
6 Friends of the Library Groups
Click here to see the 2013 donors.
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