Olympia library ranks as 12th-busiest in state

May 26, 2013 

Thank you very much for last Sunday’s editorial, “Even in the digital age, libraries relevant to community.”

Here at the Olympia Timberland Library, we are reminded of how important we are every day when we struggle to find a parking space because our parking lot is often full. Our daily average door count is around 1,500-1,600 a day.

To give you some context, that is the same door count as the beautiful new downtown library in Vancouver, Wash. While they serve that number of library users in over 80,000 square feet of modern space, we continue to burst at our seams with around 20,000 square feet and a building that was built in the late 1970s.

We are the 12th-busiest library in the entire state and we are proud of both the high volumes and the high quality of service we are providing to this community that we love so dearly.

The public library belongs to everyone and we are always excited to reach new or lapsed users so thank you so very much for your in-depth editorial piece on our library system and on the importance of early learning.

Interim Senior Library Branch Manager Olympia Timberland Regional Library

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