Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Are You A Southlake Library Power User? (Probably So!)

There is little doubt that most Southlake library customers are power users and the proof is in the numbers.

The number of visitors to the Library each year would sell out Dragon Stadium 11 times! And what people are interested in is as diverse as the Southlake population. From the books that line the shelves and the e-books available online, to the people who are coming out to Library events, the Southlake Library has a little something for everyone. Here’s how to make your Southlake Public Library Card your ticket to the world.

Check It Out

Books, of course, are our forte…with more than 37,500 books in our hard-copy collection. The Library is also the perfect place for movies. With more than 4,600 titles, we have great options for families to unwind together.

“On average, every item in the Library is checked out eight times annually,” said City Librarian Cynthia Pfledderer. “That’s a phenomenal number, which places the Southlake Library collection in the 99th percentile for usage in the State of Texas. We love that people use us as a resource and then share their experience with their friends and neighbors.”

In this age of having everything online, the Library print collection provides the screen-free option many people want for themselves and their family. The Library is an experience-based environment, which allows for discovery, exploration, and creation; a place where you can nourish your mind and connect with your community.

Pfledderer and her team note that the City’s online collection is also very popular.

“It seems like the cool kids are using the Cloud Library or Flipster too,” she said. “With access to more than 100,000 books and magazines, all it takes to get access is a few clicks on your favorite device and your Southlake Library Card.”

Join the Fun

Books, magazines, and movies are one thing, but the Library team is also all about community engagement. In 2017, more than 38,500 people attended a Library event. That’s well above the national average of approximately 13,500 people.

“The Summer Reading Program events – from magic shows to computer coding for the kids, cooking and film nights for adults, historical talks for families, and computer software how-tos, we’ve got it all,” added Pfledderer. “Many of our classes are based on our customer’s feedback, I think that’s why they are so popular, we listen to our customers and provide more of what they want.”

Pfledderer also explained that the Library should be a place where it’s easy for people to relax, to learn, to work, or just simply spend time with friends and loved ones.

“We want people to enjoy and experience all that our Library has to offer,” she added. “The future of the Library is very bright and our Southlake families have a lot to look forward to from their hometown library. We can’t wait!”

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