9 April 2020
Thousands more people are accessing services they love to bring meaning, learning and entertainment into their lives while social distancing.
Glasgow is still exercising at home in huge numbers and downloading books and magazines and enjoying content online.
The Glasgow Club app has been downloaded more than 2,000 times in the last two weeks and more than 60,000 fitness sessions have been completed.
This week football skills videos are being created by Glasgow Sport coaches to help players at home develop their ability.
Library ebook issues continue to stay over 50% ahead of usual with almost 4,000 being issued in the last fortnight. Around a thousand new members have registered with Glasgow Libraries.
Downloads of audiobooks are also up over 50% on usual and emagazines continue to be hugely popular with more than 3,000 downloaded last week.
As well as 24 hour-a-day access to services online, there is curated content on Glasgow Life social media channels which can be found by searching for the #glasgowlifegoeson hashtag.
Last week Glasgow Museums started an art club on Friday morning and there was an unforgettable start to online versions of Toddler Time (https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMuseums/videos/1299500960243950)
Councillor David McDonald, Chair of Glasgow Life and Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council said: “The response to our new online services has been tremendous and it highlights how the city values the range of services Glasgow Life delivers for the people of Glasgow. The figures show that demand is increasing that's why our staff team are working as hard as they can to get even more activity online, giving everyone staying safe at home even more choice with new features and new distractions from the lockdown life coming online soon."