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Nashville Library Loaned Out More Than 20,000 Items Last Year

By Alex Haglund

At the Thursday, June 18 meeting of the Nashville City Council, the annual report for the Nashville Public Library was presented, covering the fiscal year from May 1, 2014- April 30, 2015.

Some facts about the Nashville Public Library highlighted in the report include:

• The library is part of the Illinois Heartland Library System, which includes more than 470 member libraries.

• The library is open 49 hours per week, year-round. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• At the end of the fiscal year, the library owned 21,615 print materials, 528 audio recordings, 232 video recordings.

• With two subscriptions to digital downloading services, the library holds 17,466 e-books, 2,605 audio books and 77 downloadable dvds.

• The library owns 12 computers with 10 available for public use. The library also offers a wireless internet connection for the public.

• The library had a total attendance for the year of 28,262 people. The library loaned out 20,868 materials during the year, and there are 599 registered local borrowers.

• Total operating receipts for the library was $113,261 for the fiscal year. Total operating expenditures for the same time period was $111,774.

• The library hosted 124 programs during the fiscal year, which were attended by 2,622 people.

A complete copy of the report which was presented, the Illinois Public Library Annual Report or IPLAR for the Nashville Public Library is on file with the city of Nashville.

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