Statistics FY 2016-2017

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  • The three Dare County Libraries circulated over 180,000 items putting us over 20% higher than the state average in total per capita borrowing. Put another way, it is as if every man, woman and child in Dare County borrowed almost six items from us last year.
  • We lent 10,536 Cloud Library eBooks to Dare County residents.
  • For all of FY 2016-2017, Tumblebooks (eBooks for kids) database was accessed 11,484 times.
  • The three Dare County Libraries are open to the public a combined 124 hours per week.
  • Over 10,700 children attended a Dare County Library program or story time last year.
  • 44% of the Dare County population is registered as library borrowers.
  • We delivered 2,077 items to the elderly and homebound though our outreach service.
  • We answered almost 17,000 reference questions.
  • Our public computers were used 16,078 times.
  • Tallied almost 8,900 wireless internet sessions.
  • Borrowed 810 books, newspaper and periodicals from public and academic libraries throughout the Country through our interlibrary loan service.
  • There are over 85,000 items in the three Dare County Libraries - 250,000 in the East Albemarle Regional Library system.