January was an excellent month for circulation, with increases over the previous year almost across the board. The two primary drivers of January’s success, though, both came from electronic resources. We saw a record 420 checkouts in Overdrive, and another record of 479 research database sessions. Database usage is touch and go (some months it has been 0), but we see periodic surges depending on what our local students are working on and the degree to which teachers point them our way (nudge, nudge).
Our Overdrive numbers continue to steadily increase, though, as our collection of ebooks and e-audiobooks grows and more patrons adopt the service. I urge you to check out both of these services from our homepage if you have not already--especially our Overdrive audiobooks. You don’t have to come to the library to enjoy our collections, although we are always happy to see you.
In other news, we got a new printer. It is basically the updated model of the old one, which lived a short but surprisingly busy life. Technically, it still works, but I'm pretty sure that you can hear it clanking from the House of Pizza whenever someone tries to print duplex. We've moved it to the basement to minimize the auditory inconvenience it causes.
Thanks for Reading,