Last year, more than 2.4 million people visited the 12 Omaha Public Library branches.
Executive Director Gary Wasdin says the libraries continued to see every measurable aspect of use going up in 2011.
Though people still use the libraries for books and reading, Wasdin says residents are often surprised to find out just how much more there is to find and do in the library.
"Watching a movie to coming to a program and learning about the upcoming elections. And of course, use of digital materials is a big part of that. So many people again this year during the holiday season received eBook readers and finding out that we have eBooks just like print books available in our libraries has really brought a whole new audience back to the library.”
For more information on upcoming library events, the website is omahalibrary.org.