State library visit and celebration

Shellharbour City Library will have the honour of hosting a visit from the NSW State Librarian this Friday, 25 May at 11.30am.

NSW State Librarian, Dr John Vallance, will be joined by CEO of Museums and Galleries NSW, Michael Rolfe, to celebrate the success of Shellharbour’s new City Library and Museum and tour the new facilities.

Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba described the visit as a tremendous honour and said that it marked an important milestone for the city.

“Council also acknowledges the significance of the $200,000 grant from the State Library of NSW that has contributed to the quality fit-out of the City Library,” Cr Saliba said.

“This will be a fantastic celebration of our new City Library and Museum which have already proven to be such an asset to our community,” she said.

The celebration will also feature a performance by children from Wallaroo Children’s Centre, the launch of a sensory activity centre, as well as photo messages and refreshments.

The visit is part of Australian Library and Information Week, which showcases the diverse range of services and programs offered by libraries.

Since opening in January 2018…

• Over 50,000 people have visited the City Library

• Over 2,400 new members have joined at the new Library

• Total loans from City Library – over 70,000

• More than 8000 people have visited City Museum

• Over 200 programs have been delivered at City Library engaging thousands of participants

• Library programs are diverse and include: early literacy programs, job seeking workshops, author talks, knitting club, and Art After Hours programs, school holidays and Youth Week programs including the famous Harry Potter Escape Room

Media enquiries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008.