Fiscal Year 2011 was another great year at Clinton's Warner Public Library.
According to library officials, the recently concluded fiscal year saw more than 100-thousand articles checked out at the local library. Paula Lopatic, Children's Librarian, explains the Clinton library saw over 100-thousand items checked out between July 1st, 2010 and June 30th, 2011.
Lopatic believes the recent economic downturn has been a major factor in the
library's increased usage. She notes the library offers a multitude of free services
even during tough financial times, which give local residents access to items and
services they may not otherwise have.
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Librarian Bobbi Perryman believes the great turn out once again this year is in
a large part due to the unique collection of books and movies the library has to
offer to the public. She also notes, if you do not find what you are looking for at
the Library to seek out one of the librarians to help. Perryman says she enjoys a
challenge in finding a book for an individual looking for something specific.
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While officials hoped to top the 110-thousand circulation mark, which would
have broken last year's record setting year, the Library could not make it,
however, they do appreciate the continued support from the community.