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Richland Public Library breaking records with circulation

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RICHLAND, Wash --  The Richland Public Library is packed with people, breaking records with circulation since re-opening 18 months ago.

"We really feel gratified that the Richland people who voted this library in love it and they're telling us by coming in and they're checking out the books and the movies and the digital materials and the music and using the Internet in record numbers.," says Connie Far, the Adult and Youth Supervisor at Richland Public Library.

The newest statistics show that during November 2010, circulation totaled 62,136, up 28% from November of 2009.

During October and November patrons downloaded 535 audiobooks in both Windows Media Audio and MP3 formats.  The library just purchased NetLibrary, a subscription to offer more titles and they are in the process of buying more to meet the high demand.

The library is free for Richland residents and there is a $30 annual Fee for non-Richland residents.