Although customer service and welcoming environment are the most crucial factors in my mind in regards to how well a library is doing for the community, statistics play an important aspect of determining our library's performance. Statistics provide insight in regards to such things as how much are the Library's resources being used and is the library providing reading materials that our patrons want.
Last year, a total of 145,783 Circulation transactions occurred (or total number of checked-outs of items in a year) in 2008. This is the highest total since 2004. As of October 2009, a total of 121, 141 circulation transactions have occurred (total number of check-outs). So there are two months left. If 12,072 check-outs of items occur in both November and December of this year, the library will have a new record of 145,784 (if higher that is even better). So I am putting a little challenge out there to our patrons. Lets beat last year's total and see if we can surpass 145,783 items!
As aways, thank you for your support and utilizing the library facility and resources.