More people are visiting libraries across Caerphilly County Borough.
According to statistics from Caerphilly County Borough Council, 90,000 more people visited libraries in 2012/13 compared to the previous 12 months.
The council has said this is down to its investments in the service.
Since 2006, £2.5 million has been spent refurbishing 11 of the county borough’s 18 libraries.
Cllr Rhianon Passmore, Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, said: “By making significant investments in our library facilities we are investing in the educational and leisure needs of our residents. Proof that improvements are having a positive impact is in the visitor numbers.”