Young children make art at the public library during an open play program. Photo courtesy of Petersburg Public Library

Young children make art at the public library during an open play program. Photo courtesy of Petersburg Public Library

The Petersburg Public Library has seen a 20 percent increase in checkouts of on-site content over the last fiscal year.

Between July 1,2015 and June 30, 2016 over 100,000 items were checked out. That’s more than any previous year.

KFSK’s Angela Denning spoke with Borough Librarian Tara Alcock about the jump in interest.

This graph shows the checkouts at Petersburg Public Library over the last 15 years.

This graph shows the checkouts at Petersburg Public Library over the last 15 years.

Alcock is one of two full-time staff at the library. There are several part-time workers and volunteers who also help out.

Wednesday night, Alcock will be giving a report to the library board. The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at the library. It is open to the public.