2010 Fast Facts

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More options, faster service, inviting spaces

Reading space


Although it was sometimes noisy and dusty, and finding materials in temporary locations   was a nine-month adventure, both patrons and staff took the renovations at the Main Library in stride. The library never closed, and, at year's end, MCPL achieved its highest circulation ever. With the move of the Drive-up Window and Circulation, patrons can pick up holds all hours that the Main Library is open. New checkout areas speed patrons on their way. Larger VITAL tutoring rooms enhance small group learning. The colorful, redecorated Children's Department invites imaginative play and discovery, while the refurbished second floor opens up expanded reading and study spaces to natural light and Kirkwood views.


2010 Fast Facts

Record-setting numbers
 circulation, a 1% increase, and our 14th consecutive year of growth
 hits on the website home page, up 97%
 number of hours of public computer use, up 17%
 card holders, up 4%
 program attendees, up 7.6%
 programs, up 18%
Downloadable formats
 circulation of e-books and downloadable audiobooks
Community use
 visits to the library
 reference questions answered
 public meetings

2010 MCPL Financial Report

A Top Ten American Library HAPLR Index  MCPL ranked a Top Ten American Library
  Hennen's American Public Library Rating (HAPLR index)