Library usage increased in 2002

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 10, 2003

If the Selma-Dallas County Public Library were a company, they would have turned a major profit during this past year.

With an increase in the number of customers and a larger product supply, the library seems to be one of the most popular places in town.

According to the quarterly comparative report, the total library membership increased by 3,021 from last year.

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At the end of 2002, the number of adult patrons reached 24,413. The year before, the library received 23,494 adult visitors.

School-age children and teens also discovered the library can be a great place to learn.

The library received 13,802 junior patrons

during 2002. During 2001, the amount of junior patronage was 13,556.

Of course, the library does not only cater to young readers. More adults have discovered the programs specifically designed to meet their needs, too.

Attendance to the library’s adult service programs has risen by almost 100 people since 2001.

Catering to community has been an important part of the library for almost 100 years. Established in 1904, the original Carnegie Library only seems to grow larger with each passing decade.

For more information about the library’s children and adult programs, call 874-1725 or go online at The library is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.