A new chapter for Gloucester Library

Published on 10 August 2018

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With a $172,000 makeover thanks to a grant from the State Library of NSW, Gloucester Library is sporting a fresh new interior with exciting new spaces to meet the needs of today's library users.

Opening its doors for the first time on Monday 13 August, everyone's invited to drop in to see the biggest refurbishment since the Library was first opened.

"It’s amazing to see the difference," says MidCoast Council's Manager of Library Services, Chris Jones. "From brand new signage to fresh carpet, fresh paint and new blinds - the immediate impressions is modern and bright. There's a brand new circulation desk along with contemporary furniture and flexible modern shelving."

The shelving can be rolled back, so events can be held in the space.  This will means we can add a whole new dimension to the library service in Gloucester.

"And most importantly we’ve managed, through some resourceful planning, to create space for a separate room and a staff work area. The new room will provide a space for quiet study as well as for small meetings" adds Chris Jones.

"The library staff at Gloucester, Forster and Taree and the trades teams at Forster and Gloucester have done an amazing job to make it all possible. They deserve special mention and thanks." 

Make sure you drop in to see the ‘new’ Gloucester Library. The project will be officially launched on Monday 27 August, with a plaque to be unveiled.