Credit the new facilities at the Kress Pavilion for an uptick in usage at the Egg Harbor Library. Circulation numbers in 2018 went up almost 48 percent from 2017 with over 23,500 items check out or renewed. The jump in the number of people visiting the library was even more, reaching more than 48,600 visitors in 2018 for a 137 percent increase over 2017. Village administrator Ryan Heise says the numbers prove the Kress Pavilion is being the building it always thought it could be.
Electronic access and connected devices at the Egg Harbor Library also saw triple-digit percentage increases over 2017 numbers in 2018.