Celebrate National Library Week 2014

2014 National Library Week

Denver Public Library Serves Millions In 2013

National Library Week April 13-19 puts spotlight on Library’s importance

The Denver Public Library racked up impressive numbers in 2013, including serving more than 4.3 million walk-in customers and 10.8 million online visitors, a report released this week announced. The 2013 Year in Review shines a light on the notable work accomplished by the Library as it celebrates National Library Week, April 13-19.

In addition to record numbers of customers, circulation numbers were also up across the metro area with 9.8 million circulated items including books, music and movies. Online collections such as eBooks and audio eBooks continue to grow with a 37 percent increase during the past year.

“More impressive than the big numbers we posted in 2013 are the individuals we helped through our community impact goals,” said City Librarian Shirley Amore. “We served a record numbers of kids and families with our literacy programs. We helped countless job seekers, improved language skills and assisted business owners in kick-starting new ventures. And, of course, we enriched our community through our collections and adult cultural programs and helped preserve the history of the Rocky Mountain West.”

“The Library released the 2013 Year in Review to share its impact on the City of Denver. The report contains general statistics, budget and community impact results.”

“Our mission is to connect people with information, ideas and experiences that provide enjoyment, enrich lives and strengthen our community. We will continue to strengthen our products and services and find new ways to help connect citizens with whatever they need,” Amore said.

“As we look forward to celebrating our 125th Anniversary this summer, we want to reflect on the amazing work done in 2013 and help everyone understand the importance of Libraries in the community.”

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

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