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Castlemaine Library

Improving our community space

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Tara

Project partner: Mt Alexander Shire Council

Budget

$197,400.00

Votes

295 votes received

The grant will be used to purchase new, portable shelves to provide more opportunity for a variety of events, programs and activities held in the space. These shelves will also better display the library collection making items easier to discover and access. This will enhance the usability of Castlemaine Library for patrons, encouraging independence and confidence when visiting.
To support these improvements and the many more resources and services offered at the library, repairs to the flooring are needed to help maintain and look after the well-used, historical building.

The Castlemaine Library receives over 12,000 visits a month and is valued highly by the community. Along with repairing the library floor to ensure the safe delivery of services, obtaining moveable library shelving will provide a flexible and functional solution for current and future needs, and allow the library to be responsive to all the ways our space gets used – from children’s sessions to author talks, school holiday programs and creative workshops.

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Tara

Project partner: Mt Alexander Shire Council

Budget

$197,400.00

Votes

295 votes received

Comments

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Jill in Myring

04 Sep 2018

I love the Castlemaine Library. It is a great place to browse for reading materials and DVDs. The staff are absolutely brilliant; helpful with a cheery word hear and there.
Personally, I think our library (Castlemaine, that is), should be a whole big new one.... I have seen some new libraries around the state (Sale, which has a similar population to Castlemaine and Mildura. Both of these new libraries are fantastic, with inclusions such as a swimming pool and information centre (Mildura) and an art gallery and information centre (Sale). Whilst new carpet would be terrific, what would be even better would be a brand new library in Castlemaine, which could include a heated pool alongside and the information centre in between... and we have a really fantastic site (where the old hospital used to be), which would be perfect in all ways. Plenty of space for the buildings and plenty of space for parking and plenty of space for grass and treees.

Elinor

03 Sep 2018

this is a well needed project for a well used libray

Rosemary Turner

23 Aug 2018

It is a remarkable library, always busy sometimes crowded e.g. for Story Times. So moveable shelving would greatly improve flexible use of the space.

ian n mazza

22 Aug 2018

This is a very worthwhile and needed project

Peta Mawby

22 Aug 2018

The library is such an integral part of our community and is for everyone!

Brett Houghton

20 Aug 2018

Public Libraries are one of the best civil innovations of the past 150 years. Think of all the people who can read and educate themselves thanks to FREE public Libraries - not to mention their importance to the community as a Hub and resource

bookworm

20 Aug 2018

Castlemaine Library is the most used and loved community space in our town, serving the whole community. It is definitely a worthy project to support.

Bax

20 Aug 2018

Castlemaine Library encompasses the whole community and is integral to the success of the town.

Cherie

18 Aug 2018

I love Castlemaine Library!! There are always interesting things happening - book launches, visiting speakers like Gillian Trigg and more.

Lynne345

18 Aug 2018

The Library is an integral resource for the community and definitely needs support for updates and maintenance.

Patr

17 Aug 2018

The library is an important and well used community asset and the proposed project will add to its useablility

castle10

17 Aug 2018

The proposed project will improve the useability and versatility of an extremely valuable service.

Mike3451

16 Aug 2018

The Library is an invaluable asset for Castlemaine and deserves our support.