Truro library tra c increases dramatically during past year
Lesley Brann knew a lot of people were using the library, but she was still surprised when she saw the numbers.
Since opening in the new building, in October 2016, there have been 4,069 new members sign up.
“It’s exceeded my expectations,” said Brann, who is administrator of adult and outreach services.
“We averaged 55 people an hour coming in during the summer months, and that was up 12.47 per cent from the same period last year.
“Our busiest month since opening was March 2018, when we had 13,517 visitors.”
Electronic counters register the number of people coming through the doors.
“Some people borrow and leave, some meet friends here, study, or play games, and the children’s area is extremely busy,” said Brann.
“We’re getting a lot of young people who weren’t here before. I counted more than 100 teens here, working on projects or studying, one day.”
Some people visit Truro, specif- ically to see the library.
More groups are meeting at the library, which is completely accessible and has Wi- access throughout.
“It’s been embraced,” said
Brann. “It’s de nitely become a community centre for the town and the area.”
Truro’s library has now been open in its new home for two years. Sta were surprised to see how much library use has increased since the move.