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Dearborn Public Library LogoThe Dearborn Public Library successfully increased its circulation numbers and promoted its many resources during its lively campaign to reach a half million checkouts in calendar year 2018.

 That positive outcome is a cause for celebration, said Julie Schaefer, deputy library director. More than 498,220 materials were checked out, meeting 99.6% of the ambitious goal.

Total checkouts include traditional library materials such as books, compact discs, and DVDs. It also includes the checkout of digital items, such as music, movies, ebooks, and emagazines.

“While the actual primary checkout goal was not reached during 2018, the other goals of this campaign were absolutely reached,” said Schaefer.

“The Library’s circulation number was increased from the previous two years. The public’s awareness regarding the great products and programs that the library offers was definitely raised. For those reasons, this campaign was a win for the entire community,” she said.

To learn more about what the Dearborn Public Library offers, please visit the library’s website at dearbornlibrary.org. You can also visit the Henry Ford Centennial Library, Bryant Branch Library or Esper Branch Library.

In addition, the library has a new app that can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store by searching under “Dearborn Public Library”.  The app can be used to search the catalog, manage holds and renewals, view upcoming events, connect with social media, and get directions and current hours.