A State Government Living Libraries Infrastructure Program grant will see Monash Libraries refurbish and upgrade the Mulgrave Library within the Wellington Reserve Community Centre (WRCC).
The revamp incorporates an after-hours returns chute, a quiet reading nook and a larger book collection, including materials in languages other than English for our culturally diverse community.
Monash Libraries are places of connection and this project aims to improve the library space, while retaining the appeal of a small neighbourhood library that feels safe, welcoming and comfortable.
The renovation of the shared e-café area will further support community connections and will feature a contemporary kitchenette.
Work is due to start in November 2021 (COVID-19 restrictions permitting). Parts of the centre will be temporarily impacted during construction, in particular the courtyard and car park, building entrance, library and e-café area.
Council is working closely with Mackie Road Neighbourhood House and other WRCC tenants to communicate these impacts.
The library will provide a Click and Collect Service during this period and construction will work around existing programming within other parts of the building.
Media Release: Funding boost for Mulgrave Library extension
More information and images will be available closer to the start date of the project.