By: Diane Benjamin
Board Report from the September meeting:
If you want to see data (it’s worse!) going back to 2013, see this story: https://blnnews.com/2019/04/12/bloomington-library-continues-traffic-decline/
The Library renovation was sold as needing more space because the library was built in 1976 when the population was only 42,000. Obviously the trends above do not show traffic is increasing.
The $25.2 million renovation wasn’t for books. See this page: https://www.bloomingtonlibrary.org/building-project
This seems to apply, the library is just redefining who they are to stay in business: