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About every other day, it seems, there is a story in the national media, print or broadcast, about library use in these challenging economic times. I appreciate that family, friends, and patrons call them to my attention.

This past week, a Wall Street Journal article entitled “Folks are Flocking to the Library, A Cozy Place to Look for a Job” described the surge in library business from job seekers. That is our experience here at KPL too. Computer use is up over 50% in the past several months. Some of that use is from patrons working on their resume, completing online job applications, and reading job ads. Most of our computer classes are filled; our free wifi is getting more use too. 

Come visit soon, whether you are a job seeker, a student, or looking for leisure reading or viewing.


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Posted by Ann Rohrbaugh at 01/22/2009 09:40:40 AM | 

I am thankful that KPL has such a wealth of helpful resources and knowledgeable staff.
Posted by: kristin ( Email ) at 1/23/2009 1:51 PM

As this economic crisis increases the strain on already burdened systems, like Medicaid and unemployment compensation, the increased demand for library services may not be initially apparent to those who are controlling the economic stimulus funding.

It is important that as library patrons we help to get this message out, and as constituents, make sure that we take that same message to our elected officials.
Posted by: Greg ( Email | Visit ) at 2/21/2009 2:26 PM

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