The 11th Westport Library Award goes to Adam Gopnik. Hedi Lieberman receives the Friends of the Library Special Friend Award. The Library experiences unprecedented use, with demand driven by a weak economy. Library staff increases the number of programs offered for jobseekers and follows up with individual consultations. Circulation totals 832,000; visits to the Library total 563,000; and more than 47,000 people attend over 1,000 programs.