Our libraries were busy places yesterday. At the Main Library in Kalispell, 1,008 people walked through our doors between 10 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. At our Whitefish Branch, 437 people visited between noon and 8 p.m., and 209 ventured into the Columbia Falls Branch. (Bigfork and Marion are closed on Monday.) Mondays typically bring the most customers to those facilities that are open, and with the beginning of the summer season and not-so-nice weather yesterday, we broke an attendance record at the Main Library. WOW! over 1,000 people in one day.
As I've said before, we consider our libraries the living rooms of our communities. To continue the metaphor, all the relatives and friends were visiting yesterday, and the living rooms were packed. Keep in mind the positive effect that the presence of a library has on the community--economically, socially, and recreationally--we're the happenin' place!