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Library use jumps in Seattle area; economy likely reason

Local News | Library use jumps in Seattle area; economy likely reason | Seattle Times Newspaper:

A library card has become a hot property in the Seattle region — area public libraries are experiencing a surge in circulation. While busy libraries in one of the nation’s most literate cities are nothing new, some librarians credit (or blame) the recession for a dramatic upswing in business.

In a kind of follow-up to a previous post, this article describes a dramatic increase in library use in the Seattle area.