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The Storefront Library counts

During the operation of the Storefront Library, a headcount of adults and children is taken every 30 minutes. The chart below is a snapshot of combined (adults+children) headcounts from the first month of operation. We use headcount data to adjust operating hours, staffing, and program schedules for maximum impact.
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Boston Street Lab and the Storefront Library Volunteers are working to create a fine grained analysis of how the community uses this temporary library. We think it can inform and inspire advocacy for a permanent library branch in the neighborhood. We also think it will help us develop other small-scale, street-level cultural uses of space in downtown Boston. View the chart at full size. Download a data snapshot as printable PDF. View more data at our Live Data page.