The numbers are in for the Goleta Valley Library Fiscal Year 2018/19 and the results are eye-opening. The statistics show the library is thriving with an increased number of people using the facility, resources and programs. This is in part due to the variety of ways people can access books (hard copy or digital), the wonderful programming available to community members, and the creativity of offering something like the “Library of Things” to patrons.
Over a quarter of a million people visited the library during the more than 15,000 hours it was open, which averages to about 740 visitors per day. Those library users borrowed well over half a million (605,000) physical items from the Goleta Valley Library and downloaded over 75,000 items. Library staff conducted more than 600 programs for all ages, with a total attendance of over 21,000 people! View the full 2018/19 Goleta Valley Library Annual Report here.
What do all of these numbers mean? The Goleta Valley Library is an extremely busy, vibrant, multifaceted organization that goes out of its way to meet the needs of its community. Check out this Library Use Calculator to see how much money you saved in your last trip to the library.
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