From the Cincinnati Enquirer:
By any measure, 2011 was “one for the books” at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
Overall, Library customers borrowed more than 17.6 million items from the Library in 2011, putting total circulation for the year nearly 8 percent ahead of 2010. E-books, e-audiobooks, and other downloadable materials exploded in popularity, with use increasing 518 percent from 2010.
The Library added 3,000 new programs to its 2011 line-up, which attracted 105,000 more attendants than the previous year. When 2011 ended, the Library “closed the books” with more than 425,000 active Library Cards, 1.6 million customer computer sessions, and 8 million total visits, a 1.6 million increase from 2010.