Despite the buildings being closed, Surrey’s libraries have seen a huge increase in membership with numbers up 110% compared to a similar period last year, as people join online from home. Library members have been enjoying a varied offer of digital services, with over 11,000 e-books and audiobooks downloaded since lockdown began.
Videos on the popular Surrey Libraries Facebook channel
, including online Rhymetime sessions, craft and science activities and even an online Lego club, have reached over 230,000 people. Videos have been so popular that the Surrey Libraries have launched a new YouTube
It is anticipated that Surrey County Council will begin to gradually re-open its libraries from 6th July. More details about which libraries will be open and their opening times will be announced soon.