Friday, November 15, 2013

Sunday Hours on Hold at the Verona Public Library

Balancing the books: Verona library budget boost put on hold. (Wisconsin State Journal, 11/15/2013)


When the Middleton Public Library initiated Sunday hours in March 1999, Sunday quickly became, on an hourly average, the busiest day of the week.

In 2007, for example, Middleton's annual circulation was 671,642.

If the library had been as busy during the rest of the week as it was during its 4 hours of operation on Sundays, total circulation would have been 830,540.

2007 average circulation per hour, 7 days a week:  196

2007 average circulation per hour on Sundays:  242.

And this only takes into consideration the activity at the circulation desk.

Sunday.  A day that many people find convenient to use the library.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oshkosh too. When I explained to my pastor that I was slipping out during the sermon because I had to work,I said that I felt if anything was open on Sunday besides church it ought to be the library. He agreed.

Mara Munroe