As we wrap up the year 2021, we want to take a moment to look back on how you used your Library and celebrate some of the standout books, tools, and stats that helped make it shine.
Keep reading to reveal Your Library Wrapped, 2021!
Both online and in-person, our events topped the charts
- Top-attended programs:
And, a special shout-out to our most popular event series:
- Kids: Storytimes and Puppet Shows
- Teens: Mini-Con
In 2021, our collections were nothing to scoff at
- Some authors topped our catalogue charts in terms of searching, holds, and borrows:
- We had a whopping 1,604,496 items circulated across all branches.
- You definitely had some favourite books this year:
- From January to October, we did 1,032 home deliveries—talk about convenience!
- You also made great use of our Beyond Books collections:
You took full advantage of our wonderful E-Library
- PressReader gave you all the worldwide news you needed:
- With help from the Library and LinkedIn, you took learning to a whole other level with 5,648 hours of free skill-building on LinkedIn Learning.
- You loved our blog posts (like this one!):
- This past year, you loved reading on the go, eh?
- You kept in touch with your Library online:
You also shone on social
- Our top-played trivia on Instagram Stories, opens a new window was Unusual Author Facts with 311 players.
- Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia was the winner in our Canadian Lit Battle of the Books, opens a new window poll series on Twitter.
- Your favourite 2021 video on our YouTube channel was In the Kitchen: Jollof Rice with Mary's African Cuisine, opens a new window with 2,885 views.
- You loved contests, historical tidbits, Library news, and #BookFace moments on Instagram, opens a new window :
And, we can't forget all of the people that made this year special
- You gave an average of 1,623 volunteer hours to the Library each month in 2021.
- This year, we received 11,227 new library card sign-ups—welcome to the family!
- From January to October, we had 1,058,742 people visit the Library—trust us, we counted.