A New Chapter for Bannockburn as Library Opens
|7 May 2012
More than 2000 residents flocked to the purpose-built Bannockburn Cultural Centre on Saturday as the new library opened its doors for the very first time. 112 new members signed up throughout the day and 871 items were borrowed in four hours.
Golden Plains Shire Mayor Geraldine Frantz was delighted to see first hand so many residents genuinely excited and pleasantly surprised by the impressive facility.
“This project is an important milestone in Golden Plains’ history and it is the largest capital project that Council has delivered,” said Cr Frantz.
Located on High Street, the $4.2M Bannockburn Cultural Centre also houses the new public hall, kitchen facilities, meeting rooms, internet access, a community learning centre, an outdoor courtyard and a dedicated youth space.
The new building has an attractive and welcoming atmosphere, reflecting the character of the natural environment. The front of the building has been transformed with a boardwalk entry area and modern structural glazing.
“Importantly, the facility creates a place that can be a focus for the whole community, a place that can deliver a range of services for everyone,” said Cr Frantz.
“The new Bannockburn Cultural Centre underlines our commitment to investing in first class services for residents which integrate key community activities at a centralised accessible location,” concluded Cr Frantz.
The library contains a collection of more than 10,000 items, including hundreds of new books, DVDs, audio books, newspapers and magazines all situated in a purpose-built environment for the local community to enjoy. More collection items will be added over the coming weeks.
Other services include a self-check out terminal to make borrowing quicker, story telling sessions for younger children and meeting rooms available for hire by community groups. To book meeting rooms in the library please contact Library staff on 5281 2367.
The public hall, the meeting rooms, the learning centre and the youth space will be available for use from Monday 4 June. For bookings please contact Customer Service on 5220 7111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new public library will be open five days a week and is free for everyone to join and visit.
Library opening hours will be Tues 10am to 6pm, Wed 10am to 8pm, Thurs 10am to 6pm, Fri 10am to 6pm and Sat 9.30am to 12noon.