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A Typical Library Week?

During the week of Oct. 19-25, every library in the province will be participating in a "Typical Library Week" survey. When you come to the library you will see a trustee, volunteer or staff member counting each person as they come into the library.

Last year more than 2,600 people used the library during the 51 hours per week it was open – that is over 438 people every day! We also checked out over 2,400 items and had 257 people join the Library. Seven-hundred-seventy people accessed our Web site, 437 people used one of the five computers and 141 reference questions were asked of our staff. Pretty impressive eh? It is hard to say how "typical" the results are, given that October is a pretty quiet month in Whistler, everywhere but the library!

We expect the numbers to be even higher this year — there are lots of new people in town waiting for their jobs to start and with lots of time on their hands. So… they come to the library to borrow books, videos, DVDs, CDs and magazines, to send an e-mail, to do research on the Internet or to access one of our online magazine/newspaper databases. We’ll let you know the results of this year’s survey in two weeks.

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A HUGE THANK YOU to Jane Reid, the Whistler Rotary Club and all the hardworking volunteers who raised over $3,000 for the Whistler Public Library and the Spring Creek Community School Library.

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REMINDER: Tonight the Creative Writing Workshop for young adults (12-18 years old) will be given by Stella Harvey of the Whistler Writers Group. Place: the trailer beside the Library/Museum. Time: 7-9 p.m. Cost: Free

To pre-register, call 604-932-5564.

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YOUNG ADULT CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST: The deadline for submissions is Oct. 31, 2003. More information can be found on our Web site: – go to Teens, then Creative Writing Contest.

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