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December 10, 2016

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Libraries for All : Keep libraries open

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OverDrive ebook issues

Some patrons report seeing incorrect ebook holds and checkouts. Please log out and back in to clear. If you are consistently seeing incorrect ebook entries please report to Ask a Librarian. We are working with OverDrive to resolve this issue.

The Library's Website may experience brief outages

On Sunday, Dec. 11, from 4 a.m. to noon, the Library's website may experience brief intermittent outages due to scheduled server maintenance.

Keep libraries open

Family enjoying the resources available in the Children's Center at a Library branch


Hours = Access


We promised to keep libraries open when patrons need them. 


2015 Accomplishments: 



2015 Spending: $3.1 million 


Libraries for All : Investing in Experiences
33% Increase in visits to Columbia and Northgate branches. "Love, love my libraries. I use three on a regular basis. One near work, one near home and the online library."- Library patron survey comment