Library By The Numbers 2019

Summer and Fall is reporting time. It’s the start of a new fiscal year and time for gathering numbers for the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  With that in mind, here are some interesting numbers that represent different services and features of the Peabody Institute Library during Fiscal Year 2019.

224,717: Number of books borrowed from the library.

1,852:  Number of times our meeting rooms were used.

24,948: Number of hold requests filled.

33:  Number of times our most popular Library of Things item was borrowed.   That item: American Girl Doll, Maryellen Larkin

10,707: Number of children’s picture books in our collection

1,902: Number of Facebook followers of Peabody Institute Library, Danvers. That’s a 30% increase since this time last year!

32,205: Number of DVDs borrowed from the library. Most borrowed: Backstabbing for Beginners

284:
 Total seating capacity in the library.

91,286: Number of transactions in our Reference Department.

42:  Number of online magazine titles in Overdrive.

17,628: Number of folks who attended library programs and events for Children, Teens and Adults.

1,780: Number of items circulated outside of Massachusetts through Interlibrary Loan.

67,857: Number of nonfiction titles in our collection

67:
Number of records in our NEW and growing vinyl collection.  Top circulating album:  Rumours by Fleetwood Mac (borrowed 33 times)!