The number of new members at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library increased greatly during the month of July to 130. Circulation also was higher in most categories except AV material. Registration for the TD Summer Reading Club has also reached an all-time high. This year’s club has doubled registration from regular years, and has still surpassed the highest ever registration year (2010). Circulation of children’s books has gone from 7,525 in July 2013 to 8,205 in July 2014, a significant increase that may be due to the increased attention the Summer Reading Club program is bringing to the department and the library more generally.
Our Library Express at the Aquatic and Community Centre (ACC) circulation increased by 17.2 percent from July 2013. For the first time in many years, the Library organized two outdoor concerts in July for Summer in the City (one of which with Ranee Lee had to be held indoors on account of rain).
I am proud to be the city councillor responsible for Library and Culture.