A new chapter for Mittagong Library

11 April, 2019Posted in: Community, Environment
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View of Mittagong Branch Library

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to embark on a green makeover of Mittagong Branch Library that will improve the energy efficiency of one of our Shire’s popular historic buildings.

The Mittagong Library Energy Efficiency Upgrade (MLEEU) project will see the installation of a new air conditioning system, LED lighting and new building insulation to efficiently light, heat and cool the heritage listed sandstone building.

The project is funded by grant monies secured through the NSW Government’s Heritage Near Me program.

To facilitate the project, the facility will close temporarily between Monday 22 April and Monday 13 May 2019.

Council’s Coordinator Library Services, Mr Andrew White, said that close to 165,000 visits were made to a Wingecarribee Public Libraries branch in the last financial year.

“Our Libraries are an essential part of our community and it’s important that we provide a comfortable, inviting and accessible environment for everyone.”

Throughout the closure, the Wingecarribee Mobile Library will visit the Queen Street site every Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 4.30pm.

“While the mobile library has a range of books for patrons to browse and borrow, we recommend patrons use the online catalogue to request specific books that can be collected from the mobile library,” said Mr White.

The popular Preschool Story Time program will continue each Thursday from 10.45am at the Girl Guides Hall, located adjacent to the library at 10 Albert Street in Mittagong.

During the temporary closure a designated study area will also be built and a fresh coat of paint applied to the interior in heritage appropriate colours.

Council thanks residents in advance for their cooperation and apologises for any temporary inconvenience.

Mittagong Branch Library is located on Queen Street Mittagong.

For more information on Council libraries, including opening hours of Bowral Central Library and Moss Vale Branch Library, visit www.library.wsc.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 266 235.