The DC Public Library Showcases Books for Spring
Published on Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 4:24pm
(Washington) This spring, the D.C. Public Library released Bloom, a guide showcasing the library’s books, DVDs and CDs for spring.
The guide includes the library’s newest and most popular books, DVDs, audio books and downloadable videos to help the public meet personal goals, explore new hobbies and entertain themselves. Since mid-March 2,500 copies have been distributed. Due to overwhelming demand, the library will issue 2,100 additional copies to be available in mid-April. In addition, an online version can be found at http://dclibrarylabs.org/ms/springcollection/.
“In these tough economic times, people are looking for low-cost and free family entertainment, self-help and do-it-yourself ideas and things to do outdoors,” said Ginnie Cooper, chief librarian for the District of Columbia Public Library. “Bloom is just an example of some of the things the library has to offer.”
Overall, library circulation has increased by 34 percent since October 2008 and 22 percent each year in 2006 and 2007.
Cooper attributes the circulation increases to the hard work that the library has undertaken to improve its collection.
“This guide is another way to show the public that we have the books, DVDs and downloadable audio books that people want,” said Cooper. “Looking at our circulation increases, the public likes what we have to offer.”