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12/12/2012
Hennepin County Library Is Fifth Most-Searched Library in U.S., According to Google’s Zeitgeist 2012
What did the world search for online in 2012? Hennepin County Library, among other things. Hennepin County Library was the fifth most-searched library in the U.S. in 2012, according to Google’s just-released annual Zeitgeist report, which shares search trends from around the world. Only the Library of Congress and the Chicago, Brooklyn and New York public libraries surpassed Hennepin County Library in volume of searches in the U.S. in 2012.
 
“Hennepin County is a national leader in providing services to residents,” says Hennepin County Library Director Lois Langer Thompson.“This commitment is showcased in the Library’s innovative website that engages our patrons in finding items and information, and sharing their love of learning and reading with each other. We invite you to visit the Library at www.hclib.org or any of our 41 library locations.”
 
In addition to most-searched libraries, Google’s Zeitgeist 2012 covers what’s trending in the Humanities, including books and authors, and in other categories such as News and Pop Culture. More on the report here: http://www.google.com/zeitgeist/2012.
 
Hennepin County operates 41 libraries in the city of Minneapolis and suburban Hennepin County. Nationally recognized as one of the top libraries in the United States, Hennepin County Library serves 1.2 million residents in Hennepin County and offers approximately 5 million books, CDs, DVDs, newspapers, magazines and online resources — including databases and downloadables, plus more than 1,800 public computers.
 
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12/12/2012


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