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Cumberland County library system ranked No. 1 in the state

As National Library Week came to a close Friday, Cumberland County officials sat down to breakfast with local lawmakers to celebrate the library system’s successes over the past year.


Those successes include ranking No. 1 for “users per capita basis” — meaning no county library system in the state sees higher resident participation than Cumberland County.


“Achievements large and small abound in the library system,” said Executive Director Jonelle Darr. “A lot of people come to visit us every day and they borrow things at very high rates. This last year we saw more than 3,000 people come through our doors every day, and that’s with Bosler (Memorial Library) being closed 21 days because of construction services.”


Darr said the library system focused on growing its youth programs and senior citizen services in 2012, with great success. The Bosler Memorial Library in Carlisle just completed its “Building a better Bosler” expansion project that doubled the building’s floor space to 38,000 square feet and added a new children’s wing triple the size of the original. The $6.5 million project broke ground in November 2011 and also included expanded access to high-speed Internet.


“There’s been a real shift in the American mind,” Darr said. “Not only are we clearly the place to get books, but we are clearly to the place to access Internet resources at no charge.”




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