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Announcing two new libraries

Announcing two new libraries

Friday, February 10, 2023

Residents of the booming northern suburbs will benefit from the rollout of two new library services this year.

As part of its commitment to providing free, safe and accessible library services, the City of Whittlesea will establish a community library in the Mernda Town Centre and a library hub at the Kirrip Community Centre in Wollert East.

“Libraries play an incredibly important role in the lives of many people, with one in every six Victorians visiting libraries each year,” City of Whittlesea Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said.

The Mernda Town Centre community library will be located in a 200 square metre retail space within the shopping centre and feature reading and workspace areas and public computers with printing access.

Established in partnership with Yarra Plenty Regional Library, the facility will provide users with access to programs and resources until a permanent library is built in the town centre in the future.

The Kirrip Community Centre library hub, to be located in the foyer of the De Rossi Boulevard facility in Wollert East, will provide residents with new educational and social development opportunities.

The hub will feature bookshelves, seating, a self-checkout kiosk and returns area and collection items available in a variety of languages.