Highlights in 2009!

The New Year is a time for lists, reflecting on the successes of the previous year and making resolutions.    Many things happen within the life of a Library Service on any given day, but here are our  top 10 highlights:

  1. Library Thing installed as part of the catalogue.  Enables everyone to write reviews of titles, and quickly link to similar titles or recommended reads within a click of the mouse.
  2. 27892 new items added to the collection for you to borrow.
  3. Easier access to the cookery, craft, travel, and parenting sections in the Non-fiction collection, through changes made to call numbers and adding shelf guides.
  4. Star Wars Family Day held on 15 July attracting 2200+ people to the Library Service participating in a variety of activities for all ages.
  5. Launch of the Carer’s collection to enable easy access to information for carers within the community.
  6. Launch of the Toddler-Time program for children aged 2-4 and their parents, aimed at developing literacy skills. 
  7. Health and Wellbeing Expo held over two days.
  8. 17 authors highlighted at Library events during the year.
  9. Technology Demystified workshops run in conjunction with Council of the Aging.
  10. Access to 1000+ Newspapers in a variety of languages from around the world using Library Press Display accessible from the Library Website.
  11. SMS Pre-overdue reminders launched  (always wanting to cram in an extra one!)

What were your library highlights for 2009?