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Numbers Provide Broad Picture of Library Use

“What’s new at the library?” is a question we hear often. We love talking about the library’s Next New Thing: a 24-hour library kiosk… a record-breaking Friends book sale… Hot Spots to check out… But that’s only part of it.

Plenty of things happen in the library world that don’t capture headlines, but they do capture a broader picture of the library – through numbers. Here are a few of them.  

Kathleen O'Dell is community relations director for the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at kathleeno@thelibrary.org.

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