[library-media] FW: Library Workers Day!

Loutensock, Georgia GLoutens@usoe.k12.ut.us
Wed, 21 Apr 2004 13:15:54 -0600


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Some real food for thought.  Thanks Diane! 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Diane [mailto:diane.miller@jordan.k12.ut.us]
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 1:10 PM
To: Georgia
Subject: Library Workers Day!


Isn't everyday a Library worker's day? 
Give this to the "money handlers"...
 
 
 
10 Surprising Facts about libraries:
>
> 1. The US has more public libraries than McDonalds.
> 2. US libraries circulate more items every day than FedEx ships packages
> (5.4 versus 5.3million)
> 3. US public library cardholders outnumber Amazon customers 5:1
> 4. Americans go to libraries more than twice as often as they go to the
> movies.
> 5. Americans spend more than 3 times as much on salty snacks as they do on
> public libraries.
> 6. Libraries hold 16 billion books worldwide.
> 7. Libraries record more than 1.1 billion visits each year, compared to
204
> million sports tickets sold in a year.
> 8. Students visit school library media centers almost 1.5 billion times
> during the school year.
> 9. Americans spend seven times more money on home video games as they do
on
> school library materials for their children.
> 10.College and university librarians answer 97 million reference questions
> each year.
>
> There are 395,000 library workers in the US!
>
>
>

 
Diane 

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<DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=585221219-21042004>Some 
real food for thought.&nbsp; Thanks&nbsp;Diane! </SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Arial 
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size=2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> Diane 
[mailto:diane.miller@jordan.k12.ut.us]<BR><B>Sent:</B> Tuesday, April 20, 2004 
1:10 PM<BR><B>To:</B> Georgia<BR><B>Subject:</B> Library Workers 
Day!<BR><BR></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Isn't everyday a Library worker's day? 
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Give this to the "money handlers"...</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV>10 Surprising Facts about libraries:<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt; 1. The US has more 
public libraries than McDonalds.<BR>&gt; 2. US libraries circulate more items 
every day than FedEx ships packages<BR>&gt; (5.4 versus 5.3million)<BR>&gt; 3. 
US public library cardholders outnumber Amazon customers 5:1<BR>&gt; 4. 
Americans go to libraries more than twice as often as they go to the<BR>&gt; 
movies.<BR>&gt; 5. Americans spend more than 3 times as much on salty snacks as 
they do on<BR>&gt; public libraries.<BR>&gt; 6. Libraries hold 16 billion books 
worldwide.<BR>&gt; 7. Libraries record more than 1.1 billion visits each year, 
compared to<BR>204<BR>&gt; million sports tickets sold in a year.<BR>&gt; 8. 
Students visit school library media centers almost 1.5 billion times<BR>&gt; 
during the school year.<BR>&gt; 9. Americans spend seven times more money on 
home video games as they do<BR>on<BR>&gt; school library materials for their 
children.<BR>&gt; 10.College and university librarians answer 97 million 
reference questions<BR>&gt; each year.<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt; There are 395,000 library 
workers in the US!<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt;<BR></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Diane </FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>

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