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Library project will bring results

Dear Editor:

For the past three years, the Pitkin County Library has received the designation of a Star library. The Library Journal, responsible for Star-library designations, measures the service output of libraries by tallying their visits, circulation, program attendance and public computer use.

Our library is open 357 days a year with the equivalent of 22 full-time employees.

The Star Library designation is a testament to the work of our library’s employees, and it is recognition of the significant amount of use that the library sees each year. Our circulation continues to increase year by year. In just the first six months of 2012, we’ve seen a 7.7 percent increase.

We know that with our library reconfiguration, our circulation and use will continue to climb. Specific benefits of our plan include better safety and security in the new children’s library, a community meeting room that is accessible for use outside library hours, small study rooms and an improved teen area in a more energy-efficient building.

Voting “yes” on 5A and 5B on Nov. 6 will support our library to provide much-improved space, safety and facilities to better serve our community.

Barbara Reid

President, Pitkin County Library board of trustees


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