Carolyn Manning, our library director, has compiled circulation data for 2013. It appears that we have seen a healthy increase in circulation of young adult books. In 2012, a total of 2,462 YA books were circulated. That number rose to 3,070 for 2013. E-books borrowed also increased year over year.
In 2012, 3,232 books were borrowed through Overdrive. That number bounced to 4,951 from 3,232 the year before.
In the youth categories, we saw increases in board books, picture books, junior CD books and kits and puppets.
Overall, though, the number of total items circulated in 2013 was down from 2012 and from 2011.
Part of that decline was in the number of hours patrons logged onto our 15 public-access computers. And another big part was a decline in the number of adult fiction books checked out.