Muswellbrook Library will take another step forward in its long-term plans thanks to a grant of $89,000 under the 2020/2021 Public Library Infrastructure Grant program. The grant funds will be used to extend the children’s area, improve accessibility, construct a sensory garden connecting the courtyard to the inside and add new mobile shelving to improve displays and allow flexible use of the space.

The Hon Sam Farraway MLC, Minister for Education, the Hon Sarah Mitchell, President of the NSW Library Council, the Hon George Souris AM and David Layzell NSW Nationals candidate for Upper Hunter, joined Acting Library Coordinator Lauren Allan for a tour of the library and to discuss plans to extend and improve the buildings, spaces and information technology.

“Libraries play a vital role in providing access to information, resources and providing a fun, safe environment for people of all ages to learn, imagine and grow, Mr Farraway said.

“Our regional libraries are about so much more than books; they are a part of the community and it was great to see the vision of the dedicated library staff for these amazing projects.”

From left: Sam Farraway, Susan Mitchell, Lauren Allan, David Layzell and George Souris at Muswellbrook Library.

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