80,000 books borrowed from Halstead Library in one year

Halstead Gazette: 80,000 books borrowed from Halstead Library in one year 80,000 books borrowed from Halstead Library in one year

Almost 100,000 bookworms borrowed 80,000 books from Halstead Library.

Just over 96,000 people visited the Bridge Street library between April 2012 and March 2013.

Out of the county’s 14 town libraries Halstead had the sixth highest number of visitors and was seventh in the rankings for the amount of books issue.

But a further 8,900 people used the Halstead Mobile Library to borrow 24,341 books.

In the villages 25,165 books were borrowed by 19,564 people from Earls Colne Libary and in Sible Hedingham 21,214 were issued to12,799 people.

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9:42pm Tue 31 Dec 13

OMPITA [Intl] says...

What unbelievable nonsense!

Halstead, with a population of around 11,000 has nearly 96,000 people visit its library during a twelve month -period? Even making the wild and outlandish assumption that every man woman and child in the town visited the library, pray tell me where the other 85,000 came from?

Similarly the combined population of Sible Hedingham and Earls Colne (something less than 9,000?) managed to front up over 40,000 people? I rather think not!

Who wrote this misleading tosh?

Now if there were dedicated 'bookworms' each tending to borrow 3 to 4 books per week, then just 400 to 500 of them would account for 80,00 book loans per annum. For more plausible.

I think the person who number crunched the data for this report clocked up each returnee to the library as a new visitor each time. Oh Dear!!
What unbelievable nonsense! Halstead, with a population of around 11,000 has nearly 96,000 people visit its library during a twelve month -period? Even making the wild and outlandish assumption that every man woman and child in the town visited the library, pray tell me where the other 85,000 came from? Similarly the combined population of Sible Hedingham and Earls Colne (something less than 9,000?) managed to front up over 40,000 people? I rather think not! Who wrote this misleading tosh? Now if there were dedicated 'bookworms' each tending to borrow 3 to 4 books per week, then just 400 to 500 of them would account for 80,00 book loans per annum. For more plausible. I think the person who number crunched the data for this report clocked up each returnee to the library as a new visitor each time. Oh Dear!! OMPITA [Intl]

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