Library visitation increases

VISITATIONS to the Gawler Public Library have increased since it relocated to Evanston Gardens for the redevelopment of the Civic Centre, according to a council report.

A report tabled to Gawler Council’s Corporate and Community Services committee last night said the Evanston Gardens library continues to be well-utilised as the main library during the Civic
Centre redevelopment.

It cited statistics showing there were 5990 and 4852 visits to Evanston Gardens in November and December 2017, respectively, compared to 5677 and 3466 visits to the former Murray Street library in November and December 2016, respectively.

It also stated the limited library service offered at the Gawler Administration Centre receives an average of 20 library visits each day, while the one at the Gawler Sport and Community Centre
receives an average of 13 visits in each three-hour opening.

The library has an annual budget of $3500 for all programs and events, while there was a budget bid of $10,000 allocated to the library for the purpose of a pop-up event kit to enable it to more
easily provide programs and services at council events.