Friday, April 30, 2010

How Libraries Stack Up

If you read this blog often, you've heard about the wide range of programs and materials we offer. But a new report from OCLC helps to put libraries' value in perspective. Did you know that:

  • 12,000 public libraries (including HCML) offer free Wi-fi? That's 1,000 more locations than Starbucks and over 10,000 more than Barnes & Noble and Borders.
  • Every day libraries lend out more DVDs than Netflix, and a million more DVDs than Redbox?
  • Every day U.S. libraries circulate as many materials as FedEx ships packages worldwide?

Read the full (2-page) report at:

If you're interested in helping us provide these services, visit our monthly Friends of Socastee Library meeting at 1:00 on Thursday, May 6. And tell a friend!


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