Juvenile circulation up at the library in 2013

Lisa Goudy
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(From left) Jordan, Penny, Benji, Sophia and Rachel Gabor read a book together at the Moose Jaw Public Library on Jan. 3, 2014.

The Moose Jaw Public Library had a big year in 2013.

Not only did it celebrate its centennial, but programming options and activities also increased by 46 per cent.

“In 2013, the library again increased the volume of material loaned to other Saskatchewan public libraries,” said Terry Gabel, chairperson of the Moose Jaw Public Library board. “Materials brought in from other libraries remained consistent.”

Gabel, along with Karon Selzer, head librarian, presented the library’s 2013 annual report at Monday’s council meeting.

Overall, adult circulation decreased from 146,145 in 2012 to 145,696 in 2013, but juvenile circulation increased from 85,917 in 2012 to 87,562 in 2013.

The circulation grand total decreased slightly from 286,094 in 2012 to 286,071 in 2013.  

The overdrive/ library2go program increased from 25,031 in 2012 to 37,046 in 2013.

For more information, as well as the council notebook, go here.

Organizations: Moose Jaw Public Library

Geographic location: Saskatchewan

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