Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Early Numbers

Director of Libraries, Pat Hodapp, sends the following bulletin:

"Friday, March 23, over 250 people attended the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration. Special guests were Mayor Coss, NM First Lady Barbara Richardson, Representative Jim Trujillo, and former SF First Lady Angie Delgado plus Councilors and School Board members.

"Saturday, March 24: 1700 people attended the festivities (by door count). Southside checked out 1752 items to 451 borrrowers. (as compared to Main’s Main checked out 570 items to 206 borrowers and La Farge’s 575 items to 178 borrowers. 185 new library cards were issued at Southside."

It is a truism in the library profession that when you open a new branch, circulation rises at all branches. It will be interesting to see how the numbers develop.

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