Help MidCoast Council redesign Gloucester Library

Gloucester Library's interior is set for a redesign to better serve the community. Photo supplied
Gloucester Library's interior is set for a redesign to better serve the community. Photo supplied

MidCoast Council will hold a design workshop about the Gloucester Library refurbish to help ensure the new layout meets community needs now and into the future.

Council secured $172,658 of State funding under the 2016/17 Public Libraries Infrastructure Grant program earlier this year to assist with the refurbishment the library and on Wednesday, December 6 the community will get the opportunity to be a part of the progess. 

This is an exciting opportunity for Gloucester's library lovers to provide input into the redesign process, ensuring a contemporary library facility for Gloucester.

"Everyone is welcome to attend the Workshop, which will outline the core elements that are included in the library upgrade," Council's manager library services, Chris Jones said.

The grant specifies components for the upgrade to include an operational automatic door (already installed), new shelving, a meeting room, the replacement of carpet and new furniture.

"We are hoping that people attending the workshop will be able to guide us on the style of these components, and provide us with input on how we can make the most of the available space through an improved library layout,” he said.

Council plans to undertake the refurbishment works in 2018.

These works follow on from this year's change from the Newcastle Library Service to MidCoast Libraries. 

“The switchover has delivered some great benefits for Gloucester Library users already, including the provision of a new CD collection and a greatly expanded audio book collection,” Mr Jones explained. 

“A wide range of new titles have been added and we've removed overdue fees. It's also now easier to link in with other library events within MidCoast Libraries".

Workshop runs from 9am until 11.30am at the library. If you'd like to attend, please book online at www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/gloucesterlibrary or email community@midcoast.nsw.gov.au by December 1.