More than 2.3 million Douglas County residents made use of the 12 branches of the Omaha Public Library and its resources in 2013.
The Omaha Public Library credits several positive initiatives introduced last year for the increase.
These included the addition of hours across the library system, the growth of its eBook collection and the introduction of its online magazine service, Zinio.
Last year the library also opened up its Common Soil Seed Library at the Benson Branch which offered visitors the chance to access a variety of seeds and workshops on gardening.
The library’s Summer Reading Program served more than 16,500 kids, teens and adults and membership reached more than 309,000 in 2013.
Omaha Public Library’s mission is to strengthen the community by connecting people with ideas, information and innovative services.