Thursday, July 14, 2011

We Love Our Library

Apparently so do a lot of people. It was announced today that
patrons checked out 135,960 items from all locations within the
system. This is the most ever in one month and shattered the old
record of 124,645 set just last year. Almost 700,000 items have
been checked out already this year. Some say it's because the
economy is bad. This is a "free" service that allows people to
obtain entertainment at very little or no cost. I think this might
be partially true, but I think that the Library is just doing a good
job of getting out there and letting people know what a valuable
resource is available to them. And the future is only looking
brighter. According to the newest Annual Report, the MCPLD
has initiated a Central Library Catalyst Site Project that is
exploring "a mixed-use development project that will combine
public and private entities with a new Central Library at 5th Street
and Grand Avenue". This is our branch! I hope it happens sooner
rather than later.

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