A Christmas message

johnstears-blogsizeHello and season’s greetings!

2014 has been a busy year here at Wellington City Libraries and Community Spaces.  We began the year with our Book Bike out around the waterfront with giveaways and library information for both residents and visitors. It also took story times out to the beach at Oriental Bay.

2014 ended with a very successful ‘Cans for Fines’ promotion. Around 4000 cans were donated during the fortnight and these have been distributed to food banks around the city and will go towards making someone’s Christmas that little bit better.

In between we added around 100,000 new items to our collection while our customers have borrowed just under 3 million items and visited us nearly 5 million times either on-line or in person. We moved further down the track towards confirmation of a new library for Johnsonville. Our Community Centres and Halls have also been busy with a full programme of activities.

I want to thank you for your continuing support over the last year and wish you all a very safe and happy festive season. I look forward to welcoming you back to our libraries and community spaces in 2015.

John Stears
Libraries and Community Spaces Manager
Wellington City Council