was great to be part of celebrations for the Mooroolbark
Library, last week the library clicked over 30 years of service to the
decision to build a library was made by the council of the day back in 1983,
the budget was $313,500, fully funded by council and construction took seven
|As well as being a Yarra Ranges Councillor, I’m the Deputy |
Chair of the Eastern Regional Libraries Corp (ERL).
Here I am with ERL CEO, Jospeh Cullen,
celebrating 30 years of Mooroolbark Library.
It’s great to be part of such a well loved service.
library opened with 15,000 books, 70 magazine titles, newspapers, music and
spoken word cassettes. It also included a junior and teen section and toys for
children to play with, allowing parents/carers to more easily search the
collection was catalogued using microfiche. How things have changed in 30 years.
the library receives over 87,000 visits per year and just under 166,000 items
are loaned. In an emerging area for libraries, certainly not envisaged back in
1984, last year library users logged on to use 9,632 hours of free internet,
whilst there were 3,356 connections to the free wifi service as well.
have gone well beyond supplying toys to children, last year the Mooroolbark
Library held delivered storytime to 3,648 children (and 2,265 adults).
part of Mooroolbark Library’s 30th, visitors watched local chef Steve Wilson from Bulong
Estate create some chef magic with birthday cakes and canapés and all enjoyed
the fruits of his labour as part of the celebration.
are so much more than repositories for books, it’s great to see them
maintaining their place as well loved community spaces for people to connect
and continue life long learning.
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