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Library use in GA up!!!

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  In spite of the popularity of the Internet, public library usage is up, by 10 percent in Georgia.

In Dougherty County, 65 percent of residents have library cards, that's one of the highest percentages in the state. In Georgia last year, circulation at the state's 61 libraries was up more than nine percent. Assistant Director Ashley Moore believes even more people would use the library if they realized what resources are available.

"Anything from DVD's, to video games, to free online tutors, down-loadable audio books, help with your resume again online, we've got everything," said Ashley Moore, Library Assistant Director.

Governor Sonny Perdue declared Wednesday, Library Day in Georgia. Library use is up across the country. Because of the down economy, more people are taking advantage of the free resources libraries offer.

For more information you can find the Dougherty County Library online at www.docolib.org.


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