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East Brunswick Public Library Circulates 30,000,000th Item

East Brunswick Public Library Circulates 30,000,000th Item

Posted February 14, 2017


On February 12, East Brunswick Public Library celebrated an incredible milestone. The library circulated its 30 millionth item.

“This is a huge accomplishment for us,” said Library Director Jennifer Podolsky. “Our customers realize that libraries are more than just books, and stop by to borrow movies, music, video games and even museum passes. They can now borrow digital items from us on their own schedule.”

The library doesn’t know exactly know what book or other item was the 30 millionth item checked out, as the computer circulation system calculates the total number of checkouts at the end of the day. The final count for Saturday was 30,000,225.

To celebrate the occasion, the Friends of the Library held a prize drawing for every customer who checked out an item that day that was won by Michelle Brill of East Brunswick.

“When I moved to East Brunswick in 1983 one of the first places I knew I needed to find was the library,” Brill said. “It wowed me then and continues to impress each time I go. I think it’s the pride of East Brunswick.”

This milestone coincides with the East Brunswick Public Library’s 50th anniversary, which will be celebrated this May.

On February 12, East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) celebrated an incredible milestone. The library circulated its 30 millionth item.

“This is a huge accomplishment for us,” said Library Director Jennifer Podolsky. “Our customers realize that libraries are more than just books, and stop by to borrow movies, music, video games and even museum passes. They can now borrow digital items from us on their own schedule.”

The library doesn’t know exactly know what book or other item was the 30 millionth item checked out, as the computer circulation system calculates the total number of checkouts at the end of the day. The final count for Saturday was 30,000,225.

To celebrate the occasion, the Friends of the Library held a prize drawing for every customer who checked out an item that day that was won by Michelle Brill of East Brunswick.

“When I moved to East Brunswick in 1983 one of the first places I knew I needed to find was the library,” Brill said. “It wowed me then and continues to impress each time I go. I think it’s the pride of East Brunswick.”

This milestone coincides with the East Brunswick Public Library’s 50th anniversary, which will be celebrated this May.