Petersburg Alaska Sets Usage Records

File this under "Not dead yet! In fact still thriving!" department. If we still had departments.

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development's November 9, 2007 Information Exchange Newsletter had this to say about the Petersburg Public Library:

More than 54,000 customers came through the library doors and read, watched, or listened to over 66,229 items. That's roughly 21 items for each person in Petersburg. These measures set a new record for library use in the town.

Click here to read the full report: http://www.ci.petersburg.ak.us/library/FY07.pdf.

How many record-breaking libraries will we need to get rid of the "dying libraries" meme?

It looks like Petersburg is gearing up to build a new library for the community and someone has established a blog to push the project forward.

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