Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC today joined Cessnock City Council Mayor Bob Pynsent to announce $127,859 in funding to Cessnock City Council from the NSW Governments Public Library Infrastructure Grants Program.
The funding will assist the modern overhaul of the Kurri Kurri Library. A new customer service desk is to be installed allowing for more interaction with library staff. New furniture, including new computer desks, fresh paint, new carpet and the creation of a separate reading area will contribute to greater amenity inside the Library while the removal of a wall to create a streetscape will modernize the façade.
Mr MacDonald said the NSW Government was pleased to support the Kurri Kurri community.
“These upgrades will allow Kurri Kurri Library to greater serve the local residents, and be an educational resource,” Mr MacDonald said.
“This is absolutely wonderful news. The Kurri Kurri Library is such an important community hub and the upgrade of this facility will benefit our entire community,” Mr Pynsent said.
“Congratulations to the Council staff who applied for this grant. I know they are excited to get started on this project.”
Rose-marie Walers, Library Co-ordinator said the upgrade will create a contemporary library environment where people and local groups will be able to visit and undertake a variety of activities.
The Public Library Infrastructure Grants Program supports projects that will assist NSW councils to improve public library infrastructure, including buildings and IT systems.
For more information visit http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/public-library-services/grants