Who still uses libraries?
A lot of people, as it turns out – nearly 10,000 a week at Mentor Public Library.
Here are some more stats from your community library. In 2018, we:
- circulated 1,239,893 items. That’s 20 items per person in our district and an average of 4.5 checkouts for each of the 277,809 items on our shelves. (And that doesn’t even count the eBooks on OverDrive or the movies and documentaries that people stream from Hoopla and Kanopy.) Also, that’s about 2.58 items for every visit to one of our branches.
- had 9,233 visitors per week. That’s about 7.6 visits per year for everyone with a MPL card.
- hosted 1,473 programs that a total of 39,703 attended. That’s an average of 27 people per program.
We look forward to an even busier 2019 – more programs, more circulation, and (most of all) more of your smiling faces.
Thanks for making us your community library.