Each year, drivers for the Madison-based South Central Library System travel enough miles to circle the equator 14 times as they deliver books and other loaned materials throughout Wisconsin.
The system recently completed its 40th year of providing service to member libraries and the state.
“Systems traditionally have operated kind of behind the scenes,” says consulting services coordinator Mark Ibach. “People don’t really know about us.”
Not every state has systems of networked libraries. Minnesota does. Illinois does not. Wisconsin has 17, most of which encompass several counties. Milwaukee County’s system is the largest.
More information at Wisconsin Gazette