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Residents Checked Out 106,000 Items From Pelham Library Last Year

More than 106,000 items were checked out from the Pelham Library last year.
More than 106,000 items were checked out from the Pelham Library last year. Photo Credit: Justin Stock

PELHAM, N.Y. -- Most people may think of their local library as a quiet spot, but visit the Pelham Public Library and residents will find a bustling library full of activity with residents of all ages taking out books, studying or just reading.

The library is so busy in fact that in a recent report to the state Department of Education, the library found that a total of 106,597 items were checked out in 2015, including books, electronic media and downloaded files, the library said.

Other fun facts uncovered include: The library added 2,865 books to its collection in 2015 and 3,324 other materials (primarily e-books and e-audiobooks and some audio and video products in-house). All told, it offers 66,143 items.

In addition, visitors have access the Westchester Library System collection of more than 3.6 million books and over 70,000 e-books.

But books weren't the only items being accessed through the library. The Pelham Library has seven computers, and visitors use them, with more than 8,000 Internet session logged in 2015 and a total of 319 special programs were offered, with almost 9,000 residents attending the events.

Additional trivia includes the library was open for 2,098 hours and website visits rose to 39,379 in 2015, from 33,051 in 2014, an increase of 19 percent.

The Pelham Library is at 530 Colonial Ave. Click here to visit online.

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