Fantastic new library upgrades have occurred in our district which has led to patronage increases of up to 50 per cent at Grange and 100 per cent at Mitchelton.
Both libraries have been upgraded to include:
- Expanded catalogue space
- New and improved study areas
- New electronic media and Wi-Fi services
- New and improved children’s spaces, and;
- Additional meeting spaces with Mitchelton Library going out on a limb to establish its own community garden
The renovations have brought both libraries from the 1980s into the 21st century by recognising the importance of new technology. However, Council has not forgotten the creature comforts including; new furniture and fresh designs to make attending Council’s libraries an even more enjoyable experience.
Work has also been completed to improve access to the facilities for parents with prams, the elderly, and people with mobility problems. These were recognised as Highly Commended Inclusive Community Champions as part of the Spinal Injuries Association Awards in 2013 and 2014.