The Parkes Library staff were very happy to see their workplace fill up with people again on Monday after its sudden closure early January.
The newly renovated facility has been closed for six weeks following the severe storm event that occurred on Saturday, 2nd January. All the carpets had to be replaced in the library.
“We are thrilled to be able reopen this fantastic space for our community members to enjoy again,” said Manager Cultural, Education & Library Services Kerryn Jones.
The re-opening coincided with Library Lovers’ Day. Community members were encouraged to make a date’ with the library to help celebrate the valuable role that the library plays in our lives.
Members could fill in a card saying why they love the library that went onto the wall with the display. “I love my library because it’s the best in the west,” said one, while many other commented on the friendly staff, the lovely space and all the wonderful books.
All the library programs recommenced this week, while the Parkes Country Universities Centre also reopen on Monday. To find out more, visit the CUC Parkes Facebook page, and the Council website for library activities.