It’s clean up week this week across Council, and everyone is participating. While going through old files in the filing cabinet I found this visual representation of library statistics that plots the changes in loans, borrowers, staffing and total book stock from 1975 through to 1985.
Here are some statistics about the library service as it was in 1975 from the graph and statistics we collected at the end of the previous financial year 08/09:
Book stock 1975: 27,787 2009: 141, 477
Active borrowers 1975: 2713 2009: 38,190
Loans 1975: 11138 2009: 1,195,086
What a difference!