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The R.H. Stafford Library saw increased traffic despite hours cut last year. More users were utilizing new apps on their tablets and needed help figuring things out. Staff photo by Riham Feshir

Click, tap and flip: Library use up despite last year's cuts

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Although the local library lost about 24 percent in hours due to Washington County budget cuts last year, the R.H. Stafford Library in Woodbury saw consistent foot traffic.


"Despite the fact that we closed on Monday and Sunday, the usage numbers didn't drop," Manager Chad Lubbers said.

The hours were later restored in 2013 and new initiatives like the "One County, One Book" program along with electronic apps, made the library a favorite hangout spot for area residents.

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.  Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.