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40TH AN­NIVER­SARY CEL­E­BRA­TION

Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

TYP­I­CAL li­brary quiet was thrown out on Thurs­day as the Spear­wood Li­brary cel­e­brated its 40th an­niver­sary.

Open­ing in 1976, it was the City of Cock­burn’s first li­brary ser­vice and has since grown to a col­lec­tion of more than 59,000 items.

Cock­burn Mayor Lo­gan Howlett used the an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions to thank li­brary staff for their com­mit­ment to the ser­vice.

“Con­grat­u­la­tions

on

40 amaz­ing years of pro­vid­ing pro­fes­sional li­brary and in­for­ma­tion ser­vices to the grow­ing num­bers of mem­bers and oth­ers who love to visit their lo­cal li­braries,” he said.

“Li­braries of­fer a place to catch up with friends, read a news­pa­per or mag­a­zine, con­nect with the world through the in­ter­net, se­lect a hard­copy or e-book or two, and to in­dulge in other forms of learn­ing.

“Visi­tors can also chat with the cheery and help­ful staff, hear from au­thors, learn more about our mul­ti­cul­tural com­mu­nity, take part in a dy­namic range of ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren and adults, learn about our lo­cal his­tory, and so much more.” Visit www.cock­burn li­braries.com.au.

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