Library cuts 33 magazine subscriptions
The Fairfield Public Library will cancel 33 magazine subscriptions because of a lack of reader interest.
Readers who wish to continue the canceled publications may donate the cost of the subscription to the library. The library asks to be notified of such a desire within the coming week.
The library can be reached at 472-6551.
The decision to end the subscriptions involved a close look at circulation patterns during the past three years. In a press release, the library stated cancellations are often balanced with strong-interest “keepers.” For example, Chicagoland Gardening is on the list, but other gardening titles will be retained. Overall magazine subscriptions will be reduced from 200 to 167.
Library employees track two kinds of data: checkouts and in-house usage. For that reason, residents who stop by to read at the library should leave materials out on a table when finished, instead of putting them away. Materials left out on the tables are gathered and checked in as “in house usage” and that information helps employees to decide what to keep.
The magazine subscriptions planned for cancelation are: Ask, Birds & Blooms Extra, Brides, Chicagoland Gardening, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Collectors Journal, Crafts ’n Things, Cricket, Details, Ebony, ESPN, Farm & Ranch Living, Forbes, Golf Digest, Horticulture, Iowa Game & Fish, Iowa Natural Heritage, Miniature Collector, MIT Technology Review, Muscle & Fitness, National Review, Paper Crafts, QST, Quilters Newsletter, Ranger Rick, Reminisce Extra, Science of Mind, Sew News, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Tennis, The American Prospect, The Nation, and Wallaces Farmer.