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The Rejuvenation of  Blue Mountains Libraries  via children’s and young adult programs   Vicki Edmunds Manager, Libraries ...
Introduction <ul><li>Declining trends </li></ul><ul><li>New staff strategy </li></ul><ul><li>New programs </li></ul>
Background <ul><li>Blue Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>Library Service </li></ul><ul><li>Usage and statistics </li></ul>
Unique geography of the Blue Mountains
Circulation Statistics 1% 546,459 2006 8% 545,700 2005 -3% 503,296 2004 -2.20% 520,979 2003 -4.50% 532,473 2002 0.30% 557,...
Visitation Statistics 460,987 2005/06 459,355 2004/05 449,768 2003/04 457,513 2002/03 467,795 2001/02 483,105 2000/01 499,...
Change Management Program <ul><li>Library Management Team </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s an...
Storytimes
Fab Friday
School Holiday Activities
Theme Nights Pyjama parties
Theme Nights Library and Information Week
Theme Nights Halloween Party
Theme Nights Dads and Sons World Cup Night
Youth Programs
Youth Areas Springwood Branch Library
Youth Area Springwood Library with Aerosol Art installation
Children’s Areas Springwood Branch Library <ul><li>Children’s Area “Before” and “After” </li></ul>
Children’s Areas Blaxland Branch Library <ul><li>Children’s Area “Before” and “After” images </li></ul>
Babytime
Toy Library Launch
Toy Library
New initiatives <ul><li>Babytime Club </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Club </li></ul>
Benefits to the Library Service Children’s and Youth Library Usage 65,474 48,098 6,226 1994/95 70,167 46,450 6,087 1995/96...
Changes to Statistics ↑  30% ↑  55% ↑  26% Programs ↑  1% ↑   2% Not available New Memberships ↑   1% ↑  8% ↓   3% Loans ↑...
Conclusion <ul><li>Reversal of trends </li></ul><ul><li>Staff commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Media </li></ul><ul><li>...
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  1. 1. The Rejuvenation of Blue Mountains Libraries via children’s and young adult programs Vicki Edmunds Manager, Libraries Blue Mountains City Council
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Declining trends </li></ul><ul><li>New staff strategy </li></ul><ul><li>New programs </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Blue Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>Library Service </li></ul><ul><li>Usage and statistics </li></ul>
  4. 4. Unique geography of the Blue Mountains
  5. 5. Circulation Statistics 1% 546,459 2006 8% 545,700 2005 -3% 503,296 2004 -2.20% 520,979 2003 -4.50% 532,473 2002 0.30% 557,508 2001 -1.50% 556,070 2000 7.10% 564,700 1999 -1.40% 526,850 1998 -6.20% 534,355 1997 -1.30% 569,373 1996 -1.40% 576,992 1995 -2.50% 584,984 1994 -1.80% 599,857 1993 -1.40% 610,751 1992 3.90% 619,713 1991 596,479 1990 % Total Loans Year
  6. 6. Visitation Statistics 460,987 2005/06 459,355 2004/05 449,768 2003/04 457,513 2002/03 467,795 2001/02 483,105 2000/01 499,994 1999/00 Patron visits - All branches Year
  7. 7. Change Management Program <ul><li>Library Management Team </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s and Youth Services Team </li></ul>
  8. 8. Storytimes
  9. 9. Fab Friday
  10. 10. School Holiday Activities
  11. 11. Theme Nights Pyjama parties
  12. 12. Theme Nights Library and Information Week
  13. 13. Theme Nights Halloween Party
  14. 14. Theme Nights Dads and Sons World Cup Night
  15. 15. Youth Programs
  16. 16. Youth Areas Springwood Branch Library
  17. 17. Youth Area Springwood Library with Aerosol Art installation
  18. 18. Children’s Areas Springwood Branch Library <ul><li>Children’s Area “Before” and “After” </li></ul>
  19. 19. Children’s Areas Blaxland Branch Library <ul><li>Children’s Area “Before” and “After” images </li></ul>
  20. 20. Babytime
  21. 21. Toy Library Launch
  22. 22. Toy Library
  23. 23. New initiatives <ul><li>Babytime Club </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Club </li></ul>
  24. 24. Benefits to the Library Service Children’s and Youth Library Usage 65,474 48,098 6,226 1994/95 70,167 46,450 6,087 1995/96 69,290 44,120 5,332 1996/97 65,678 42,580 4,974 1997/98 69,465 45,894 4,809 1998/99 64,571 44,018 4,571 1999/2000 63,355 42,932 4,391 2000/01 57,205 42,949 4,473 2001/02 54,957 40,503 4,208 2002/03 52,007 38,656 4,201 2003/04 50,630 48,908 4,344 2004/05 57,342 53,994 3,925 2005/06 Circulation - Junior Circulation - Easy Membership under 12 Year
  25. 25. Changes to Statistics ↑ 30% ↑ 55% ↑ 26% Programs ↑ 1% ↑ 2% Not available New Memberships ↑ 1% ↑ 8% ↓ 3% Loans ↑ 1% ↑ 5% ↓ 2% Visits 05/06 04/05 03/04
  26. 26. Conclusion <ul><li>Reversal of trends </li></ul><ul><li>Staff commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Media </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term vision </li></ul>
  27. 27. Questions?
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