We were very excited recently with data released by LRS for libraries in Colorado for 2014. PCCLD ranked number one in 2014 when compared to twelve peer libraries for library visits per capita. We jumped from number four in 2010 to first in 2014. PCCLD graded at number one also in program attendance per capita in 2014. This is an improvement from third only five years ago. PCCLD rated fourth in circulation per capita in 2014, a leap from eighth in 2010. These results juxtapose key results for our libraries with those in Aurora, Boulder, Douglas County, Weld County, Jefferson County, Mesa County, Arapahoe County, El Paso County, Westminster, Fort Collins, Adams County, and Denver.
Public library services have been an important part of our community for well over a century. This continues through to today. The numbers really tell the story. More people are visiting our libraries to study, read, meet and exchange ideas, and check out more materials and attend more programs and events. This is testimony to a number of things, but above all it is great staff providing great services to a great community of library supporters.