A new chapter will start for the Parkes Shire Library next month with the opening of the new contemporary, state-of-the-art space.
The new architecturally designed indoor and outdoor library precinct will provide an additional 455m2 metres of space, including an intergenerational Makerspace Studio, meeting rooms, quiet study areas, additional space for children’s programs and places to connect with technology.
Council’s Manager Cultural, Education and Library Services, Kerryn Jones said library staff were excited to make the move back to Bogan Street. “Thank you to our valued library members and wonderful community for their patience as we undertake the mammoth task of relocating all our resources back to Bogan Street.
To facilitate this process, the library will be closed for four weeks. “Our last day at the Clarinda Street temporary library will be Friday, 11th September. We look forward to opening the doors to our new library precinct on Monday, 12th October.”
Throughout the closure period, a computer will be made available for free public use at Parkes Shire Council’s Administration Office at 2 Cecile Street. This includes accessing the Internet and Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Use will be limited to 30 minutes.
Access to online collections and resources will still be available during the closure period.