Just a little shy of our sixth birthday, our database has crossed the “fifteen million questions” mark. 15,000,000. That’s a 15 followed by six zeros. A bit more than the population of Istanbul. At the rate we’re going, we’ll pass the population of Shanghai in less than two years. It’s a big number and it keeps getting bigger.

I thought I would have something big — something profound — to say about this, and how it feels, but I don’t. More than anything, it’s a reminder that libraries are vital, living places with librarians helping thousands and thousands of people every day.

Here’s to another fifteen million.

Also! As a small reminder, next week we’re headed out to ALA. We’re set up at booth 3243. We’d love to see you.