Wingecarribee Shire Council Secures Grant for Mobile Library Fit-Out!

Published on 08 July 2024

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Connecting Communities: Wingecarribee Shire Council Secures Grant for Mobile Library Fit-Out! 

Wingecarribee Shire Council is thrilled to announce it has been awarded a $207,104 grant from the NSW Government's Public Library Infrastructure Grant program. This funding will be used to fit-out a new Mobile Library bringing essential library services directly to residents across the Shire villages.  

The NSW Government has allocated $6 million in funding to support public libraries across the state, and Wingecarribee Shire Council is delighted to be a recipient. This grant will allow Council to upgrade the current mobile library vehicle, expanding its capacity and improving technology access. 

Wingecarribee Shire Council Manager, Community Life and Libraries Kathryn Baget-Juleff said, "We are incredibly grateful for this significant grant from the NSW Government. These funds will strengthen our existing mobile library service, allowing us to offer a wider range of resources and programs directly to residents in their communities." 

The upgraded mobile library will: 

  • Feature a more extensive collection of books, audiobooks, DVDs, and other resources for all ages. 

  • Offer enhanced access to computers, Wi-Fi, and online learning tools. 

  • Host a wider variety of engaging programs and events, fostering a love of reading and lifelong learning. 

  • Continue to visit schools, childcare centres, aged care facilities, and other community locations. 

Kathryn added, “This grant allows us to further expand the reach and impact of our mobile library service. We are committed to ensuring everyone in the Wingecarribee Shire has access to the valuable resources and programs offered by our libraries." 

Further information on the NSW Government's Public Library Infrastructure Grant program:  

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