Council column: Over 200,000 visitors to Worksop Library in a year is a great success

Coun John Knight
Coun John Knight
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The number 207,000 is one of particular interest to Notts County Council.

That is the exact number of visitors to Worksop Library from November 2013 to November 2014.

In a full 12 month period before the library was built as part of a £8.4 million project in 2011 programme there were 124,723 visitors.

This significant increase in visitors confirms the council’s investment programme in its libraries is paying dividends.

We are all acutely aware of the financial constraints facing the council.

But our modernisation programme in libraries is an excellent example of how we are investing now to save for the future.

I truly believe that a library is a fantastic asset to a community and that libraries are both inspirational and aspirational.

From carol concerts and jazz evenings to craft events for children which entertain a range of different audiences in our libraries, this variety is testament to the importance we place in our libraries .

In 2014, successes have included the Summer Reading Challenge for children and WWI commemoration events.

Free internet and wi-fi facilities in our libraries ensures access to technology too and our e-books are also growing in popularity.

Library events in the Worksop Guardian area for January include weekly Play and Stay sessions at Carlton in Lindrick and the Future Fields exhibition at Worksop from 3rd January to 1st February.

Find out more at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/whatson where you can also sign up to our Email Me service to get email alerts of forthcoming events.