2010 by the numbers

Thank you, Delaware, for once again setting record-breaking circulation numbers at the Delaware County District Library!  You checked out 1,033,365 items, an increase of more than 30,000 from 2009, when we hit 1,000,000 for the first time.  With the passage of the Library levy in 2009 (thank you again!), we were able to keep the pledge we made during our campaign to buy more bestsellers, children’s books, and DVDs for you to check out and enjoy.  Such a big increase in circulation certainly shows that you are using the resources that bought with your tax dollars.

Numbers, of course, don’t tell the whole story of any organization, but they do provide some impressive details to help illustrate how busy DCDL was in 2010.

Library staff handled nearly 2,000,000 transactions last year (check outs, check ins, holds, and renewals).

The Library added 30,129 new items in 2010, an increase of 2,396 from the prior year.  Currently, the Library owns 239,905 items, an increase of 7.3% over 2009, and an astounding 46% increase over the last decade.

The Library’s web site had more than 203,674 hits in 2010, and more than 53,000 Internet session.

The number of eBooks downloaded from the Library’s web site jumped 102%!

Librarians answered almost 100,000 questions last year.

2010 was an amazing year for DCDL.  Please accept our heartfelt gratitude for helping us to achieve these record numbers.  It’s wonderful to realize how important the Delaware County District Library is to our community!

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