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Wednesday, May 07, 2014 8:21 PM


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DELPHOS — Library patrons can download a new app for their Androids and iPhones. BookMyne lets users search the Delphos Public Library’s catalogue, place holds on available materials, log into their account and renew checked-out items, get reading recommendations and scan barcodes for availability.

Library Director Kelly Rist introduced the new app to the library’s Board of Trustees Wednesday afternoon during an early May meeting.

The app is available at the App Store or on Google play.

Rist reported the Middle and High School Art Exhibition was well done and items will remain on display until May 21.

“We brought in quite a few people who had never visited the library and had several schools contact us to participate next year,” she said.

National Library Week April 14-18 was also well-received with the library giving out reusable library bags and forgiving $93.50 in fines.

Trustees got a preliminary view of the Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme for toddlers and grade-schooler is “Fizz, Boom, Read.” “Spark a Reaction” is set for teens and adult programs will fall under “Literary Elements.” Toddlers through teens will enjoy special weekly programming and special activities for six weeks starting June 10. More information will be available at a later date.

Rist also reported circulation to-date was up 4,679 from 2013 with monthly circulation up 872, average daily circulation up 82 and the largest daily circulation up 44. The library was also open one day less than April 2013 and saw a dramatic decrease in items loaned through the Interlibrary Loan system. In April 2013, the library loaned 6,844 items but only 3,207 last month. The number of items borrowed was up from three in April 2013 to 31.



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