Season’s greetings

Hello and season’s greetings from John Stears, Manager of Libraries and Community Centres.

2013 started with a great reading challenge through our online book club for kids. We were delighted with the numbers of book reviews we received.

In the last year you borrowed over 3 million items, and visited us nearly 5 million times either online or in person. You also borrowed nearly 50,000 e-books. We are planning on expanding those next year, but will still be adding plenty of new physical books and DVDs etc.

Thank you also and welcome to our new Facebook followers – we reached a milestone of 1000. Recently several staff attended a seminar on “Reimagining Libraries” which will continue to stimulate our thinking as we look forward to 2014.

I want to thank you for your continuing support over the last year, and wish you all a very safe and happy festive season.

John Stears,
Manager of Libraries and Community Centres,
Wellington City Council