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Celebrate public libraries for Library Lovers' Day

Library self check kiosk - Mid North Coast Co-op Library Service

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 FlickrInstagram 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.