Young people borrow more books in the library

Young people borrow more books in the library

The number of youth members of the library took in the past year to 2.3 million. They borrowed a total of 38 million books, 2 million more than the year before.

This is evident from the bibliotheekmonitor that Wednesday to the Second Room is sent.

Although the number of youth members has increased, decreased the number of adult members. In total, lent the 156 libraries 73 million physical books and 4 million e-books from. Libraries offer increasingly often in recent years the space for debates and lectures. In 2014 there were 72.000 activities organised in 2015, increased that number to 82.000 times.

According to Bussemaker is the function of the library changed in recent years. “The library is an attractive place to become, where young people and adults like to come. They can borrow books, but also a language course to follow, with a 3D-printer to start or join a debate. The library has itself reinvented.”

On January 1, 2015 was the bibliotheekwet of power. The starting point is that every inhabitant of the Netherlands can have access to physical and digital services of the public library.

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