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County of Brant Public Library experiences growth in 2023

Local NewsCounty of Brant Public Library experiences growth in 2023

The County of Brant Public Library shared its 2023 Annual Report, highlighting another year of exceptional service and innovation for Brant residents and beyond.

In 2023, the Library fostered a love of reading while ensuring equal access to information and technology. With a focus on inclusivity and lifelong learning, library branches welcomed 94,060 in-person visitors, with cardholders borrowing over 320,000 items.

“Our commitment to lifelong learning and community success is at the heart of everything we do,” said Fred Gladding, Library Board Chair. “By creating a culture of curiosity and discovery, the Library helps residents adapt, grow, and thrive in an increasingly dynamic world.”

Photo courtesy County of Brant Public Library.

Library programmers created and ran 2,006 events and classes for 26,556 participants, offering diverse opportunities for neighbours to meet, learn, and share ideas. Library members attended 3,440 online courses and accessed digital research databases 13,212 times.

“The Library is a vital hub where residents can access information, develop skills, and explore new opportunities,” added Kelly Bernstein, Library CEO. “Whether through workshops, online resources, or personalized assistance from professional staff, our goal is to equip Brant residents with the knowledge and capabilities they need to achieve their personal and professional goals.”

Photo courtesy County of Brant Public Library.

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