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Circulation: 76,104 **

Customer count: 99,644 **

Number of staff: 2 full time and 7 part time

Original architects: Spencer, Lee and Busse Architects

Renovation architects: Group 4 Architecture, Research and Planning, Inc.

Renovation contractor: W.L. Butler Construction, Inc.

Sustainability: Renovation is expected to get LEED Silver designation

Funding:

Design and construction (Measure N -- $2.875 million)

Furniture/fixture/equipment (Palo Library Foundation -- $275,000; Friends of the Palo Alto Library -- $1,000)

Collections (Friends of the Palo Alto Library -- $50,000)

Palo Alto library system by the numbers:

Total collection: 284,849*

Number of e-books/e-music: 13,827*

Uses of online databases: 150,895,* up from 111,228 the prior year

Percentage of Palo Alto residents with library cards: 59.6*

Budget (FY 2012): $6.94 million

* In fiscal year 2010

** In fiscal year 2009, the most recent full year of operation

Source: City of Palo Alto

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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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