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More Americans went to the library last year than the movies

A new gallup poll, shows Americans went to the library more than to the movies or other leisure activities in 2019.

Library Lines: Library recovers from cyber-attack

IT staff upgrading system’s network, investigation continues

Library Lines: El Sobrante Library reopens after 2018 fire

Severe smoke and water damage forced a 21-month closure for repairs and renovations

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By the Numbers

Library Founded:1913
Community Libraries: 26
Total Staff: 419
Population Served: 1,027,728
Cardholders: 428,566
Collection:  1.2 million items

2018 Numbers

  • Library Visits: 3,198,459
  • Virtual Visits: 1,566,210
  • Physical Checkouts: 5,921,276
  • Virtual Checkouts: 425,897


Annual Report 2018

Annual Report

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