Library to change DVD collection

Thursday, February 25, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Public Library will be revamping its DVD collection through some reorganization. The board voted Wednesday night during its meeting to purchase new shelving units to store the DVDs.

Currently the DVDs are stored behind the circulation desk in metal drawers. Due to constant opening and closing, the draws have deteriorated, explained PCPL Director Alice Greenburg.

The library staff will also arrange DVDs by number instead of by title. There are approximately 4,000 DVDs available for checkout.

While overall circulation has been down at the library, computer usage has continued to grow -- up 20 percent from last year.

"The staff has done well acquainting patrons with the new CASSIE system," said Greenburg.

She added volunteer hours have been up "by a lot." Several community service volunteers have given a total of 50 hours.

In other business:

* Board members discussed eliminating the capital projects fund and rolling it into another fund next year. No vote was taken during the meeting, but all board members were on board with the idea.

* The non-resident card fee will remain at $25.

* Friends of the Library have opened the "book room" during regular PCPL hours. It's located on the bottom floor near the children's area.

It has had a great response, noted board member Vicki Timm.

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  • A few months ago they could have gotten a great deal of DVD racks from Blockbuster. That's probably not what they are looking for, but it would be much easier to pick out DVDs if they displayed them like a video store.

    -- Posted by Light in the Dark on Thu, Feb 25, 2010, at 10:52 AM
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