Thursday, May 20, 2010

From the Friends of the Central Library

The Friends of the Central Library sent out this e-mail today.

Come one and all to stand up for our privilege and right to vote for the chance to upgrade our free-public Forsyth County Central Library. Central city libraries are a jewel of many contemporary cities. Forsyth County citizens, visitors, and our central business district will benefit by offering a new well-used community gathering place.

Please come early around 5:30 PM as seating is limited. Plan to stand to offer a 3-minute talk supporting having the question of the new library bond on the ballot. Be sure to stand when the Commissioners ask us to stand to show our opportunity for a new Forsyth County Central Library.

Forsyth County Government Center
Commissioner's Meeting Room
201 N. Chestnut St, 5th Floor
Commissioners Meeting
May 24, 2010
6:00 PM

(just a few facts)
Forsyth County Library

Fiscal Year 2008-2009

People visited the library: 1,514,244
Have library cards: 207,797
Virtual library visits: 2,572,495
Library items checked out: 2,044,856
(=all time record high for one year)
People who used Internet computers: 375,366
(also an all-time high for one year)
Questions answered: 597,029
Library programs: 4,189
People attending programs: 81,132

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