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COVID-19 restrictions affect library services

June 30, 2021Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets

Mittagong Public Library will temporary close its doors from Wednesday 30 June 2021 as a precaution to slow the potential spread of the COIVID-19 virus however Bowral Public Library will remain open. Council’s Chief Information Officer John Crawford explained the decision. “The latest restrictions have affected our library staffing levels and limited the number of...

Restrictions ease for Mobile Library van

February 10, 2021Posted in: Community

Library van parked on street

Council’s mobile library, Rural Outreach and Delivery Service (ROADS), is one step closer to its full pre-COVID service following further easing of social distancing restrictions. As of Tuesday 16 February 2021, two patrons will be able to browse the mobile library’s collection at any one time. The popular Click and Collect service will also continue...

Stock up on your Christmas reads at Council libraries

December 22, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets

Two female librarians holding stacks of books inside library

Bookworms across the Shire are reminded to stock up on their favourite reads prior to the Christmas shutdown of Council’s public libraries. Council’s Chief Information Officer John Crawford said both Bowral and Mittagong Public Libraries would close for the holidays from 12 noon Thursday 24 December. “This means that patrons have only a few days...

Mittagong Library set to reopen to the public

September 25, 2020Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets

Two female librarians holding stacks of books inside library

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to reopen Mittagong Branch Library on Tuesday 6 October 2020 as coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions continue to ease across the state. Council’s Chief Information Officer John Crawford said while the Bowral Central Library was the first open on 1 June, many people were looking forward to returning to their local branch. “We know...

Mobile Library van returns as ‘Click & Collect’ service

September 16, 2020Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets

Library van parked on street

Getting your hands on a library book is about to become even easier for Highland residents with the launch of Council’s new ‘Click & Collect’ service. Starting Thursday 17 September Council will temporarily roll-out this new service which will follow the pre-existing Mobile Library route and schedule. Council’s Chief Information Officer John Crawford said the...