6 Years in a row!
Whilst the headline in this news article is very depressing the fifth paragraph has made me and a lot of other people happy today.
For the sixth year in succession the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library has retained the status of busiest library in the country.
In fact we have retained the double crown - we issue the most books of any library in the country and we have the most visitors through our doors.
We know we can't rest on our laurels - there are lots of other fantastic libraries out there all of whom would love to take our crown but thanks to the support of our customers, a County Council that sees the benefits of a world class library and all of the guests we've hosted we can add this celebration to Christmas 2012.
I am well underway with event planning for 2013, January looks exciting and then in February we are working with the British Library and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to bring their Writing Britain exhibition to the city. The British Library are loaning us some items and we have a full week of events planned to celebrate this. More details will be coming early in the New Year but it you are on Twitter please do follow the project to keep fully up-to-date with our plans.