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New library attendance breaks record

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Residents gave the new Westwood Public Library a rousing vote of approval by shattering a series of records in July, the library’s first month of operation. Last month, 40,339 patrons walked through the doors, almost triple the previous record of 14,633 set in August 2002, officials said. Those patrons checked out 25,608 items, approximately 6,000 more than the March 2001 high. The library issued 781 library cards in July, both new cards and renewals, compared with the customery total of 650 cards a year, said library director Tom Viti. “We knew, intuitively, that Westwood and its residents loved the new space,’’ Viti said. “We couldn’t have done it without the latest in technology, a great staff of librarians, and a truly enthusiastic general public.”

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