One million books checked out in a year | Arts & Culture
Who said e-readers and the internet would put libraries out of business? The Community Library Network in Northern Idaho said they've had 1,000,000 books checked out in one year as of Monday.
According to the network, they've counted 1,000,000 books and other materials were checked out since October 1, 2011 from their 8 different locations. Those locations include Athol, Harrison, Hayden, Pinehurst, Post Falls, Spirit Lake and their Bookmobile. Library officials say that's a 70,000 increase from last year.
The numbers also show there were 600,000 visits throughout the district and an increase in attendance at youth, teen and adult programs in the cities combined.