Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cure for the Summertime Blues (part 1)

We just had the busiest single day our library has ever seen:
  • 2,969 people through the doors
  • 8,601 items checked out
  • 6,608 items checked in
We checked out, on average: one item every five seconds for twelve hours straight! Over 15,000 things moved through our circulation process in one day. When Colleen Rortvedt, our Assistant Director, heard the news, she promptly (and properly) ordered a cake and invited the staff to an impromptu celebration.

We've got a lot of people, staff and volunteers, working hard to make good things happen here. It's important to acknowledge their hard work and celebrate milestone achievements.

This all happened on the first weekday after public schools were out for the year, so a lot of the business was families starting our summer programs. Summer is just beginning: June and July are our busiest months. We're going to work hard -- and have fun!

1 comment:

Terry Dawson said...

then we broke the record again yesterday with 3,032 people -- yowza!