CLARENCE VALLEY’S Sir Earle Page Library and Education Centre officially opened today, heralding new opportunities for local study, learning and events.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the new library would act as a community hub, study centre and book lending service.
“The Australian Government has invested $8 million in the new library facility, giving the community access to more than 40,000 books, magazines and DVDs,” Mr Truss said.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the library centre had been planned to encourage lifelong learning and the community was involved in the design process through consultation and feedback processes.
“More than 12,000 people are current members of the library and with brand new facilities, displays and activity spaces the library hopes to attract more,” Mr Hogan said.
“The library is accessible to everyone in the community with services such as free Internet, newspapers, photocopying and materials for school and tertiary students.”
New South Wales Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis said the librarians in the new building had events and activities planned to bring more people into the library.
“The Grafton Library manages a full events calendar to encourage community involvement, offering children’s storytime, book week and reading clubs,” Mr Gulaptis said.
“The New South Wales Government provided $100,000 towards the library development.”
For more information about the Sir Earl Page Library and Education Centre visit crl.nsw.gov.au/services/branches/grafton/