Library’s popular in a bad economy | ParkRecord.com

Library’s popular in a bad economy

by Jay Hamburger OF THE RECORD STAFF

The Park City Library was a popular place in the 12 months between mid-2008 and mid-2009, attracting 142,100 people, according to statistics recently provided to Mayor Dana Williams and the Park City Council.

The figure was up nearly 8 percent from the previous 12-month period.

The number of materials checked out also increased.

Linda Tillson, the director of the library, says use spikes when the economy sours as people try to save money by checking out books instead of buying them.