Library closed for major refurbishment
SPEARWOOD Library is set to get a facelift and is closed to users for a major refurbishment.
The library closed last month and will reopen on March 6 as part of the $280,000 project.
City of Cockburn library services manager Linda Seymour said the new design would create more space for seating and meeting places.
“The new design will meet the increased demand for physical space in libraries due to the multiplicity of people’s needs, such as Wi-Fi access, group meeting places and study areas,” Mrs Seymour said.
“We will achieve vibrancy and colour through carpet replacement and new furniture in what will be the first renovations since 2008.
“New ergonomic library shelving will have a smaller footprint than existing shelving and will be mobile to easily meet the library’s changing needs over time.”
The new-look library will include a meeting room for presentations, a computer programming club for young people and a Lego club.
A new small room will help deliver a Justice of the Peace service, Read Write Now literacy tutoring and a Tax Help service.
A section of the magazine room will be enclosed to create a quiet reading area, a facility that has been requested in surveys by library users due to the noise generated at children’s story time and pram jam sessions.
All items borrowed from Spearwood Library during January will have an extended loan period until March 9.