By Mary Getchell, Communications Director, Pierce County Library System
Pierce County Library System welcomed 6,219 new card holders during the Library’s fourth annual card drive.
“It is amazing and rewarding to hear from people every day—’You mean I can get books, movies and e-books all for free’,” said Neel Parikh, executive director of Pierce County Library. “Your library card truly opens your world to information and imagination!”
At the end of the card drive in October, a record 261,410 people had Pierce County Library cards, which is a 6 percent increase over that time last year. With the card people get an array of free services, including access to:
- More than 1.3 million books and other materials.
- Professional online tutors for homework help, resume writing and job interview coaching.
- Audiobooks and e-books to download.
- Time reserved on a computer for up to 48 hours in advance and for 2 hours of use.
- Credible, reliable information from online e-sources.
During the card drive, people could enter to win a Sony Reader, a gift from Pierce County Library Foundation. Kathy Soden, of South Hill, is the proud winner of the Reader.