Last week was a busy week at the Albany Library. During the afternoon, it seemed like every table was filled with people. Carts were full of books waiting to be checked in and shelved. Some staff were on vacation and some were ill – the first wave of the winter colds that people who work with the public seem to get. And of course we were closed on Veteran’s Day, which meant that staff had one less day to do a week’s work.
In October 2007:
23,076 people walked through the Albany Library’s doors or approximately 124 per hour.
29,872 books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks etc. were checked out – an increase over September 2007 and October 2006.
1,021 people attended Albany Library programs – storytimes, poetry events, Albany Reads events, homework center, knitting, sing-alongs, brown bag lectures, plus a Friends meeting celebrating Images of America: Albany.
And – 2,421 questions were asked by people at the Reference or Children’s Desk – and answered!