Stettler Public Library trustees learned at their regular September meeting that the library had record attendance this summer, with almost 20,000 visitors.
Assistant library manager Crystal Friars said the 19,906 people who visited the library in June, July and August made it the best summer attendance on record.
During the same period, circulation recorded 16,790 items borrowed.
The summer reading program under the charge of Travis Feddema and Carly McLeod was busy, with 1,021 youths involved in the various events. Although it didn’t break last year’s record, attendance was higher than in any year prior to 2011.
A goal was set to have the young readers read for 15,000 minutes during the summer program. The goal was surpassed when participants read 16,140 minutes.