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Libraries valued by millions

Libraries valued by millions The nine library and knowledge centres in Canterbury-Bankstown are the most popular facilities in the City, with more than 1.65 million visitors in 2017, compared to 1.24 million visitors in 2016. Yes  

The nine library and knowledge centres in Canterbury-Bankstown are the most popular facilities in the City, with more than 1.65 million visitors in 2017, compared to 1.24 million visitors in 2016.

Mayor Khal Asfour said that was a 32% increase on the previous 12 months.

“It is clear, residents of all ages are eager to use our facilities, with around 1.4 million resources loaned out and more than 82,000 people attending the 5,336 programs and workshops offered,” Mayor Asfour said.

“Whether you have a young family, are studying, or a senior, we’re catering for everyone’s needs.”

The latest program to be introduced is Play to Learn, which starts at the Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre on 2 March and continues each Friday.

“This new program will target early literacy, with the aim of developing pre-school aged children’s fine motor skills, which are needed for reading and writing,” Mayor Asfour said.

“Each one-hour session is made up of seven activity stations, based on a different children’s book.

“The session will start with a story, followed by one-on-one time between the parent or carer and their child, who will then explore each activity station at a pace that is comfortable for them.”

Other library services include:

• Free Wi-Fi;

• Buses to and from Council’s library and knowledge centres;

• Three Little Free Libraries at Hurlstone Park and Campsie Railway Stations, and Canterbury Day Care Centre;

• Home library services;

• Multicultural services;

• Lending services (including eResources);

• HSC study preparation courses, workshops and talks;

• Children and youth services; and

• Local History and Family History workshops.

For more information on Council’s library services, go to cb.city/library


 27/02/2018 1:46 PM