14 February is Library Lovers' Day and we would like to show our love for public libraries.
In NSW there are 367 public libraries, with a further 34 satellite locations and 20 mobile libraries servicing small and isolated communities (as at March 2015).
2014 figures show:
- 34.87 million visits to NSW public libraries
- over 45 million loans
- over 7.7 million internet sessions in public libraries (including WiFi)
- over 3 million library members
- more than 67,000 public programs and events
- more than 1.5 million people attended public programs
- more than 10 million website visits
Source: State Library of NSW (May 2015)
These statistics show that many people in NSW love their public library.
Have a look on Flickr, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #nswpubliclibraries to see some of the amazing things happening because of public libraries in NSW. Public Library News will provide many interesting stories as well.
Please share your #librarylove for #nswpubliclibraries online.