Friday, August 6, 2010
Cedar Rapids Circulation Plummets at Temporary Location
Link to August 6 Cedar Rapids Gazette article, "Despite positive library trends, post-flood circulation down 42 percent".
Excerpt: There is some good trend news at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, but the latest statistics serve as a reminder, too, of why library lovers in Cedar Rapids are eager for the new $45.5-million library project to get built and opened in 2012.
Leon Green, the library’s computer information services manager, told the library board this week that library use was 23 percent higher this June than last June and 30 percent higher for the fiscal year that ended June 30 compared to the post-flood year that ended last June 30.
Even so, circulation at the library, which is operating out of temporary quarters at Westdale Mall with a small storefront presence in the downtown, is 42 percent lower than the year before the June 2008 flood destroyed the city’s main library, Green said.
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