11 September 2019

New Moruya Library to be open seven days from February 23

| Ian Campbell
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Moruya library’s Donna Lawrence, Linda Heald and Christine Elwes. Photo: ESC

Moruya library’s Donna Lawrence, Linda Heald and Christine Elwes. Photos: ESC.

The finishing touches are being made to the new Moruya Library with the service to go seven days from the end of the month.

“Our patrons will love the spacious feel. We’ve improved the layout and knocked out the back wall to connect the library with the new Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, with views over the golf course beyond,” says Eurobodalla Libraries Manager, Linda Heald.

“We’ve added a lot more desks, chairs and lounges where people can read, use their phones and tablets, or simply sit back and relax.

“We think the community will really like it.”

Moruya Library. Photo: ESC

Moruya Library.

The revamped and expanded library also features a fresh new look in the children’s area with kid-sized furnishings, additional space for art exhibitions, an accessible desk and workstation, and improved areas for staff.

Ms Heald says the layout of the non-fiction collection has been completely overhauled, making browsing a breeze.

“All the books on a particular subject are now in one spot, shelved in colour-coded zones,” she says.

“It’s more intuitive than the traditional Dewey system. It’s worked really well elsewhere and it makes the wide variety of subjects in our collection more available.”

From Saturday, February 23, Moruya Library will be open seven days – 10 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Moruya Library. Photo: ESC

Moruya Library. Photo: ESC

Meantime, all Eurobodalla libraries are taking on the feel of a mechanics workshop this month.

Residents can rev-up their inner grease monkey with a series of hands-on car-maintenance sessions.

Participants will learn basic skills from checking oil and water levels, replacing windscreen wipers, and changing a tyre and checking tyre pressure.

The workshops kick off at the Batemans Bay Library on Saturday, February 9, with Moruya and Narooma to follow on Saturday the 16th and 23rd.

These free events will be led by Jade Cowan from AMH Automotive, and run from 10 am to 11:30 am at each library. Bookings are essential.

For more information on Eurobodalla library programs check council’s website.

Moruya Library. Photo: ESC

Moruya Library. Photo: ESC

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Hurrah for the revamped library and hurrah for all the hard-working librarians who serve the community so well!

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