‘Learning About Libraries’ Ride With Assistant County Manager Jim Liesenfelt Was Standing Room Only

By  //  May 29, 2019

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Jeff Thompson, left, Brevard County Libraries Director and Jim Liesenfelt, Assistant County Manager give the “thumbs up” before the Ride with Jim: Learn About Libraries transit event. (SCAT image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Wednesday’s “Learning About Libraries” Ride With Jim event was standing room only and offered participants an opportunity to share coffee and conversation with those who help shape the future of Brevard County. 

Participants were picked up at the Brevard County Government Center by a Space Coast Area Transit bus.

After riding to a nearby Bagel 13, participants then chatted over coffee and a bagel with Assistant County Manager Jim Liesenfelt and Brevard County Libraries Director Jeff Thompson.

During today’s “Learning About Libraries” event, Assistant City Manager Jim Liesenfelt shared the following information:

• There are 17 Brevard County Libraries with over four million patron visits annually, who check out almost six million items during the course of a year.

• The library system currently has over 1.2 million volumes in its collection.

• The libraries also own over 112,000 DVD and video recordings and more than 61,900 sound recordings.

• Each library maintains special collections for the physically and visually handicapped.

• Every library has computers with internet access that patrons with a Brevard County Library card may use at no charge.

The remaining 2019 Ride With Jim schedule includes:

• August 28: Housing & Human Services

• October 30: Mobility Week & Transit

“Ride with Jim” events last approximately an hour and a half; seating is limited and pre-registration is required at 321Transit.com/RideWithJim

While traveling on a Space Coast Area Transit bus during the “Ride with Jim: Learn About Libraries” event, Assistant County Manager, Jim Liesenfelt, and Brevard County Libraries Director, Jeff Thompson, share local library and transit updates with the participants. (SCAT image)

Abby Hemenway, Public Information Officer for the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization, and Clifford Graham, Director of Operations and Maintenance for the Orlando Melbourne International Airport, chat about libraries and transit with Brevard County Libraries Director, Jeff Thompson. (SCAT image)

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