In 2011, we continued to expand our reach beyond Cleveland and its neighborhoods by expanding CLEVNET. Libraries throughout Northeast Ohio serve as models for collaboration and cost reduction by becoming participants in CLEVNET. Through this network, which spans nine counties, we are able to move our collections into other communities as far west as Cedar Point and as far east as the Pennsylvania border.
2011 was a banner year for CLEVNET with a record number of additional libraries joining the network. Six libraries throughout Trumbull County, which had formerly created their own smaller consortium, made the decision to join CLEVNET, effective in October, bringing the total number of CLEVNET libraries to 37.
New to the system are: McKinley Memorial Library in Niles; Newton Falls Public Library; Bristol Public Library in Bristolville; Kinsman Free Public Library; Girard Free Library; and Hubbard Public Library.
“Our patrons are extremely happy with our decision to join CLEVNET, as it provides them with significantly more borrowing options and more diverse materials, such as eMedia,” said Carol Baker, adult services librarian for Newton Falls Public Library. “As a direct result, we have documented increased traffic since joining in October.” | MORE »