The study examines use of Colorado public libraries (measured by visits, circulation, program attendance and Internet computer use) both prior to and after the onset of the recent recession.
Visits, circulation and program attendance all increased during the recession (from 2007 to 2009) by at least 11 percent for libraries serving large communities (populations of 25,000 or more). Higher use during this period was also seen in resort communities. Visits, circulation, program attendance and Internet computer use all increased by between 6 percent and 28 percent in public libraries serving these communities. Libraries serving small communities (populations under 25,000) were not included in the study because of missing and anomalous data.
Public libraries have been a key resource for Coloradans during both the recession and the post-recession recovery period, providing community gathering space, access to entertainment and educational resources, and information about job hunting, economizing and other topics that are particularly relevant during this time.
The complete report as well as a research brief (“Fast Facts”) are posted on the Library Research Service’s Web site at: http://www.lrs.org/recession.php.
HB11-1023 continuing the foreclosure deferment program
HB11-1015 changing the requirements needed to receive CPA certification
HB11-1001 endorsing the printing of the Colorado Revised Statutes
HB11-1006 creating new rules for Regional Tourism Authority board members
HB11-1009 clarifies provisions for compliance with the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision
HB11-1022 regarding financing of property and the Dodd Frank Act
HB11-1037 extending the military checkoff on Colorado tax returns
Audio of Tuesday's bill signing is available on the Governor's website.