New Fin­ley li­brary to open in Jan­uary

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Con­struc­tion work on the Fin­ley Li­brary and Early In­ter­ven­tion Cen­tre is now fin­ished.

Ber­ri­gan Shire gen­eral man­ager Rowan Perkins said the new build­ing will be oper­a­tional in early Jan­uary.

The huge build­ing, which was for­mally the Murray Ir­ri­ga­tion of­fice, will be fit­ted out with com­put­ers with in­ter­net ac­cess, an Early Learn­ing Cen­tre, Toy Li­brary and chil­dren’s out­door area, a young adults and chil­dren’s sec­tion and pub­lic meet­ing room with af­ter hours ac­cess.

‘‘It is ba­si­cally fin­ished and looks fan­tas­tic, but there are still some out­stand­ing mi­nor works be­ing to be done in­clud­ing some land­scap­ing in the new year and work on the front of the build­ing.’’

Mr Perkins said the de­ci­sion to re­con­struct the en­trance to the li­brary was only made re­cently, and will not be fin­ished un­til mid Fe­bru­ary.

‘‘This can be made safe and more or less pre­sentable while work is tak­ing place and will not af­fect the op­er­a­tion of the li­brary.’’

Mr Perkins said while there has not been an agreed date to re­lo­cate the Li­brary and Early In­ter­ven­tion ser­vices to the new build­ing, it is ex­pected to be early to midJan­uary, with an of­fi­cial open­ing to be held in Fe­bru­ary.

Ber­ri­gan Shire Coun­cil­lors in­spected the build­ing last week.

Phone: 5872 2919. Fax: 5872 2929

Ber­ri­gan Shire Coun­cil’s Matt Hansen and Coun­cil­lors Colin Jones, Viv Mcgee and Fred Cuth­bert in­spect the Fin­ley Li­brary.

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