Library welcomes revamp

Library staff Deborah Barnett, Lorin Cox, Jenni Hargrave and Trudi Cornish are gearing up for the revamp.

Library staff Deborah Barnett, Lorin Cox, Jenni Hargrave and Trudi Cornish are gearing up for the revamp.

An exciting revamp is about to take place at the Geraldton Regional Library in order to meet the growing needs of the vast collection.

New shelving along with changes to the location of study areas, a new-look children’s area and as well as more local history items on display, will be just some of the changes as part of the refurbishment.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the changes will be welcomed by the community.

“Over the last six months more than 54,000 people visited the Library – that’s an average of over 9,000 people per month,” he said.

 “As a part of the revamp, old, well-worn shelving at the Library will be replaced, meaning that the collection can be better arranged to meet the needs of the community.  

“It’s great to see one of our most well utilised community assets get a much needed re-fresh!”

In 1968 the Town of Geraldton opened the Geraldton Public Library at the Civic Centre, and since that time hundreds of thousands of local people have used this free service. 

Since relocating to Marine Terrace in 2010, the Library has remained a popular community space, with a wide selection of books, audiobooks, magazines, DVD’s, plus children’s activities, study spaces, meeting rooms, local history, free public computers and WIFI.  

The revamp will take place from Monday 13 May to Sunday 19 May and the Library will be closed during this time. 

People will be able to borrow additional items and have extended loan periods over this time. Normal Library opening hours will resume Monday 20 May.

This project will mean a wide range of old shelving will become available for recycling.  Community groups interested in repurposing the old shelving are invited to drop by for a look, or express an interest by contacting either Jenni Hargrave or Trudi Cornish on 9956 6659 or library@cgg.wa.gov.au.