Library celebrates 45 years
Safety Bay Library is set to celebrate its 45th birthday this week, with a special morning tea to be held on Wednesday to celebrate the milestone.
A community favourite, the library was officially opened on April 13, 1972, by then-shire president Alf Powell at a cost of $37,731.
City of Rockingham mayor Barry Sammels said it had been fantastic to see the library grow to become such an important part of Safety Bay and the wider community.
“The library has always been very popular in the community,” Mr Sammels said.
“It now has over 10,000 members and over 150,000 loans per year.
In February 1991 then-mayor Richard Smith officially commemorated alterations and extension work which doubled the size of the library.
Because of a shortage of space for events and children’s services, a meeting room was later added to the library and officially opened by Mr Sammels in December 2004.