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.