Library and Information Week 2011 gets is underway with the theme “We find Stuff!”
We catalogue stuff!
We look up stuff!
We research stuff!
We know stuff!
Events for the week include National Simultaneous Storytime to be held at 11am on Wednesday 25 May. Orange Family History Group will also host a Family History Australian Records Workshop on Thursday 26 May from 7 9pm at Orange City Library.
Please book your place at these events by calling 6393 8132.
In May every year, libraries and information services throughout Australia celebrate Library and Information Week and highlight the wonderful contributions made by libraries and information services to Australian communities. This year's theme – We Find Stuff! – celebrates libraries as a place to access information, communicate, educate, entertain and inform.
Libraries connect people to ideas. It's a vital part of our commitment to promoting the free flow of information and facilitating all Australians' access to recorded knowledge, information, and creative works.
Libraries in Australia support the development of literacy and reading, education, education, business, community and provide vital public internet access.
Each year, Australia's network of 1,500 public libraries, 9000 school libraries, 40 university libraries, 380 TAFE campus libraries and thousands of health, law other special libraries assist us by finding all sorts of stuff:
Public Library Stats for you:
*12 million Australians are registered users of their local public library
*178 million loans occur in Australian public libraries each year.
*Australian Public Libraries receive 108 million visits each year.
*Almost 8 million Australians visit state & national libraries each year.
*7,000 internet computers are currently located in public libraries around Australia.