Howard Library is moving into community centre behind it
HOWARD Library has outgrown its home in the Tom and Minnie Young Memorial Hall on Steley St in front of the Burrum District Community Centre so is relocating to space inside the centre.
The council's carpentry team have started the renovations to convert the former kindergarten space within the centre into the new library, Fraser Coast Regional Council community councillor George Seymour said.
"The library will offer a range of books, magazines, cds and dvds for all ages and fast internet access," he said.
"The most popular children's book at the moment is The Very Brave Bear by Australian author and illustrator Nick Bland.
"This is the most recent of Nick's popular bear series and the library has bought multiple copies to keep up with demand from all the branches.
"The popular children's programs, including regular story time will be enhanced as they can spill into outdoor space at the centre."
The move is a partnership with the Burrum and District Community Centre.
"The centre has been looking for someone to take over the space used by the kindy," Burrum District Community Centre Association President Faye Whiffin said.
"The former library building will be managed by the association.
"It will be a great resource, especially for groups that are looking for rooms to hold meetings but did not want to book the auditorium in the centre.
"The association is also applying to Playgroup Australia to hold playgroups here using the playground.
"We think having the library and playground together it will encourage parents to bring their children to the library."