Here are a few statistics for you:
- In FY 2010-2011, library patrons checked out and renewed library materials over 12.7 million times
- About half of all Washington Co. residents have library cards - 272,266 of them! (as of 6/30/11)
- 4,240,084 visits were made to WCCLS libraries
- 86,117 ebooks and audiobooks were downloaded by WCCLS cardholders from Library2Go
- Programs offered at WCCLS libraries had a total of 228,896 attendances
It's exciting to see that use of WCCLS libraries continues to increase! This is just one of the reasons we are converting to RFID - to make it easier to handle a steadily growing workload.
This graph of library material circulation over the past 10 years says it all, don't you think?