Thursday, June 16, 2011

Snapshot Virginia: Libraries are ESSENTIAL

SnapshotVA 2011 Results:
77 Virginia libraries participated between April 17-30, 2011! Highlights of patron comments and testimonials can be found on the Community page.

One day in the life of Virginia’s libraries—
243,166 books, movies and more were checked out
1,638 new borrowers received library cards
25,938 people used computers at their library
5,374 people came to their libraries for 337 free programs
4,228 people used their libraries to host 500 meetings
1,775 people were helped by their libraries with outreach programs
1,757 hours were logged by library volunteers
21,529 reference questions were answered

These statistics are based on the participation of 46% of Virginia public libraries, measured by population served.

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