Harris County Public Library is the first library system in Texas to circulate one million eBooks in a calendar year
Last January, we challenged you to checkout a million eBooks in 2016 and, in the process, make HCPL the first library system in Texas to circulate a million eBooks in a calendar year. Your response was overwhelming to put it mildly. We are delighted to announce that on Thursday, November 10, one of you put us over the top--with fifty days left in the year! That is an average of 2,500 or so eBooks checked out every day.
All of us at HCPL want to congratulate everyone who helped us toward the goal, whether you checked out five eBooks or fifty or more, you made a difference. We knew you were up to the task, but we had no idea that you would embrace Project Mill-E with such gusto. Thank you all.
In the end, Project Mill-E is not about numbers or bragging rights, Edward Melton, Harris County Public Library’s Director.sees it as evidence of the continued transformation in the ways our customers access information and entertainment, and the necessity for the library to adapt to them, “HCPL and public libraries in general, are constantly evolving and changing to better meet the information needs of the community regardless of the format.”