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Upgrading Penshurst Branch Library

Posted 21 June 2012 by (Hurstville News)

Penshurst Branch Library will be closed for renovations from Monday 25 June to Friday 13 July 2012.

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Steve McMahon said the renovations will greatly improve the much loved library.

“On average, 200 to 300 patrons visit Penshurst Branch Library each day and these renovations will further add to its appeal and amenity,” he said.

“We will be installing a new service desk, redesign the layout with an area especially for events and programs, and replace the carpet, shelving and furniture.

“There will also be a technology hub for patrons to use the computers, printers and photocopiers as well as access free wi-fi.”

Mayor McMahon said that during the library’s closure items can be returned to the green returns box on the car park side of the library.

“Alternatively, you can drop items off and borrow at Hurstville City Library,” he said.

“You can also check out our eLibrary at www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/lmg , where you can download a range of material.”

Mayor McMahon said Penshurst Branch Library has been offering library services to local residents for almost 40 years.

“During this time there have been many changes in technology, demographics, transport and the way our community uses its local library, he said.

“Today, the library is no longer just a place to borrow books. Other activities include monthly book chat group, twice monthly knitting group, author talks, and special events specifically designed for seniors, children and families.

“The upcoming renovations will provide a better useable space for both the community and staff to access collections and programs.”

Penshurst Branch Library will be officially reopened on 14 July 2012 at 9.15am. Residents are invited to come along to a fun morning of activities and entertainment for the whole family.

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