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June a record month for Pinson library

By Gary Lloyd

PINSON — June was a record month for the Pinson Public Library.

Library Director April Wallace said at last week’s Pinson City Council meeting that more than 7,000 items were checked out in June. The previous record for most items checked out was 5,200, and that occurred in June 2013.

The Pinson Public Library
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“We were all blown away,” Wallace said.

The library opened in 2012. In the library’s second year of operation in 2013, circulation increased by more than 25,000, from just more than 34,000 in 2012 to 59,570. The library also had more than 32,000 customers in 2013, up 10,000 from 2012.

The library is gaining another space for teen items inside the Pinson City Hall building that will help the flow nicely, Wallace said.

Pinson City Councilman Joe Cochran also said he’s “blown away” by the success of the Pinson Public Library in such a short time.

“It’s a happening place,” Councilman Robbie Roberts said.

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