Library services resume three months on from Debbie
AFTER three long months, the Cannonvale Library is back in business.
The library building near the Whitsunday Plaza off Shute Harbour Dr was damaged during Cyclone Debbie but repairs to the building are now complete.
Mayor Andrew Willcox said council was excited to return some basic services to library members and the general community.
“Unfortunately the library sustained significant damage to the building, equipment and the books as a result of TC Debbie however our friendly Cannonvale Library team is thrilled to be back and they look forward to welcoming their visitors once again,” Cr Willcox said.
The First 5 Forever childhood literacy program was temporarily operating from the courtyard of the Whitsunday Shopping Centre but will now be run from within the repaired shelter of the library building once the July school holidays finish.
Library users can now borrow and return a limited selection of books, DVDs and CDs.
“While there are still some services unavailable such as photocopying, printing and wi-fi access, our teams are working extremely hard to get them up and running in the coming weeks,” Cr Willcox said.
“Basic services available include book borrowings and returns on a limited selection of books, some public computer access and the recommencement of the Tuesday Book Club.
“I’m very appreciative to all of our residents who have been patient while we undertake repair works.
“I’m aware of how much this facility has been missed.”
The library team is excited to be back and looks forward to seeing regular borrowers along with visitors.
UP AND RUNNING: The Cannonvale Library is open again after a three-month closure.