The Hutchinson Public Library is celebrating National Library Week April 14-20. National Library Week is an opportunity to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. The Hutchinson Public Library is the community's second home for experience, knowledge and gathering.
Libraries today are much more than repositories for books. The Hutchinson Public Library also offers ebooks and audio books for checkout. They provide technology classes, have free literacy programs, host community events, offer story times for toddlers and children, bring in authors, and more.
During the week of Feb. 4-10, the Hutchinson Public Library did a “statistics snap-shot” and discovered the following:
- On average, 555 people per day came in, 60% through the Main Street doors
- They answered 136 Research/Reference questions per day on average
- The top 4 reasons for using the library were to
1) check out an item
2) use a computer
3) search for a job
4) attend a meeting or program
- 144 people on average per day came to use computers (173 including wifi users)
- nearly 6,800 items were checked out
First recognized in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association.
Events at The Hutchinson Public Library this week in honor of the observance include:
April 16 – “The Wind in the Willows” book discussion at 6:30 p.m.
April 17 – Classic movie that includes a librarian at 6:30 p.m.
April 18 – Author Max McCoy speaks at 7:00 p.m.
Details on National Library Week and specific events at the Hutchinson Public Library can be found at hutchpl.org.