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.
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.