Children’s attendance in programming has increased 106 percent for the year and teen attendance has increased 77 percent. Checkouts in the audio visual area for both adults and children increased 3.5 percent, while e-book usage increased more than 102 percent in that same period of time.
The total net increase in the library’s collection of books which includes items received from the Regional Library, e-books and items weeded out of the collection due to damage or relevancy is 5,589. The library is growing in usage every year which shows the community needs and uses its library.
The Friends of the Library Association will review “The Abduction” by Mark Gimenez at its next Book and Coffee review Friday at the Craigmiles-Johnston House History Branch Library at 10 a.m. Gimenez will be the guest author at FOLA’s Fall Author Event on Oct. 16 at First Baptist Church.
Children’s activities for this week include the showing of the movie, “Chicken Little,” on Wednesday at 2 p.m. and nocturnal animals visiting from the Chattanooga Zoo on Tuesday. Space is limited for the zoo visit, so call the Children’s desk for more information.
There will be a Star Gazing night July 26 as one of the last events of the summer reading program.
Everyone is invited to the park across from the library on Lee University’s campus at Eighth and Ocoee streets. Setup will begin at 8:50 p.m. Bring chairs or blankets and your telescopes if you want. The library will be closed at 9 p.m. that night.
If you are interested in learning how the library works and how a book gets to the shelf, there will be a Behind-the-Scenes library tour Thursday at 4 p.m. Meet in the lobby to begin the 45-minute tour.
Teens will meet this weekend after hours and topics include “Dream Journals” on Friday and the showing of “The Phantom” from “10,000 Leagues” on Saturday.
For more information about the library and its services, go to www.clevelandlibrary.org.