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Handley Regional Library System announces today the release of their annual library usage stats from fiscal year of July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020. Overall reports showed continued community usage despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The report reflects program and service usage at all 3 library locations – Handley Library, Bowman Library, and Clarke County Library. These stats, along with others, are reported annually by the library system for funding and analysis of additional initiatives.
“It really is a great thing to be have a community so involved with not only what is happening at their local library, but relying on library services and programs during everyday life,” says John Huddy, Director of Handley Regional Library System. “Our stats show that library usage extends beyond the physical library walls and continues with at home access to our 24/7 Digital Library. Even during our building closures and limited services because of COVID-19, the library system is still viewed as a critical resource.”
Overall Service and Library Usage
Key Patron Service and Delivery Initiatives Implemented for the Year
A Gallop Poll released in early 2020 showed that in 2019, more people visited the library than went to the movies nationwide.
“People enjoy coming to the library for a performance, streaming a movie online, or learning something new for free with their library card,” adds Huddy.
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