Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to embark on the next stage of upgrade works at Mittagong Branch Library.
Works involve replacing and restoring the building’s roof including gutters, downpipes, ridge capping and timber batons. The building will also receive a fresh coat of paint in-line with its heritage character.
To allow the works to be undertaken as quickly as possible, the library will close temporarily in early September 2019 for approximately four weeks.
Council’s Chief Information Officer, Mr John Crawford, explained that the new roof and associated works will complement the Mittagong Library Energy Efficiency Upgrade project completed earlier this 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,” he said.
“The green makeover has not only helped us to improve the Mittagong Library facility but it has helped us to improve the energy efficiency of this much-loved historic building.”
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 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 Crawford.
The popular Preschool Story Time program will be held each Thursday from 11am at the Girl Guides Hall, located adjacent to the library at 10 Albert Street in Mittagong.
This project is funded by Council’s Investing in our Future Special Rate Variation program.
Council thanks residents in advance for their cooperation and apologises for any temporary inconvenience.
Mittagong Branch Library is located at 6 Queen Street in 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.