March 15, 2017
A more refreshed and revamped Nagambie Library is now open to the public following significant funding from the State Government.
Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes, as well as Strathbogie Shire councillors, officially ‘opened’ the library on Wednesday, March 15 in front of local residents and key project stakeholders.
In 2016, Council received a $90,000 grant from the State Government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Fund to upgrade and refresh a library which desperately needed a facelift.
This funding was announced at the unveiling of yet another new library in the Strathbogie Shire, that in Violet Town (also last year).
The $110,000 project, which includes $10,000 each from Council and Goulburn Valley Libraries, boasts a major refurbishment to improve both the exterior and interior of the library.
A more modern space with a smaller, fresher collection, as well as more seating options and expanded children’s and teen area is part of the completed project.
Library signage and gardening work has also been done to spruce up the building’s overall appearance.
An after-hours returns chute has been added to better improve customer options and service.
Additional computer desks, TV screen outlets and an automatic book scanner have also been included.
Mayor Amanda McClaren said this long awaited project is a must for the Nagambie region and one Council is immensely proud of.
"Goulburn Valley Libraries has done an outstanding job in revitalising three libraries in our Shire, with Euroa, Violet Town and now Nagambie having grown not only in size but also in character as true community hubs for residents," she said.
"This investment in our Shire shows there is potential to grow."
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