Plans for an expanded Mulgrave Library have received a welcome funding boost with $117,500 from the State Government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Program.
The upgrade will see the library space increase to 80m2, almost twice its current size, creating more space for community groups and activities and allowing for more storage of collections.
Monash Mayor Brian Little said Council was grateful to the State Government for the funding towards the redevelopment.
“The library expansion will be of huge benefit to the local Mulgrave community,” Cr Little said.
“The community asked us to redevelop this space and we are delighted to be responding to their feedback and delivering on this project. We know libraries offer places of connection and with this project our aim is to improve the library space while still retaining the appeal of a small neighbourhood library that feels safe, welcoming and comfortable.”
The new library will include updated technology, an after-hours returns chute and a larger collection, including a variety of materials in languages other than English, to meet the needs of this culturally diverse community and a nook for quiet reading.
The Living Libraries Infrastructure Program enables Councils and regional libraries to deliver public library infrastructure for local communities.
Pictured: Monash Library Officer Emily Yon, Monash Mayor Brian Little, Member for South Eastern Metro Region Lee Tarlamis, Monash Councillors Shane McCluskey and Tina Samardzija
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