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By the Numbers   

by the numbers

  • The Livermore Public Library welcomed 432,285 visitors to its three sites during the fiscal year 2012-2013.
  • Library staff assisted an average of 1,972 patrons each week with answers to reference and other questions.
  • 1,024,228 items were checked out of the library.
  • The Library provided one-to-one basic literacy or English as a Second Language tutoring to 283 adult learners in 2013.
  • Patrons logged on to the library’s 81 public computers 135,641 times to do research, to word process resumes and other documents, to send and receive e-mail, to search for and apply for jobs, or to shop, play games, blog and surf the Internet.
  • More than 17,597 children and their families and caregivers gathered at the library for 409 storytimes, summer reading programs, and other activities.
  • 412 teens participated in 18 programs that offered fun and constructive options for their free time. An additional 544 teens attended workshops on using the library for homework and research projects.
  • Programs such as Authors and Arts, Livermore Reads Together, Armchair Travelers, and computer classes were enjoyed by 3,588 adults.
  • Volunteers gave 28,593 hours of their time staffing the Friends of the Livermore Library bookstore, tutoring adult students in the Livermore READ Project, helping people complete and file their taxes, shelving books, and more.

The above is information from the 2012-2013 fiscal year unless otherwise noted, and most of it is published in California Library Statistics.