Library Showcase Celebrates Upgrade

On Friday 19 July, the Library celebrated 30 years on the Dee Street site and the conclusion of the recently completed refurbishment and upgrade.

A showcase night was run to provide the opportunity to show the public that our library is at the heart of the community and provides so much more than books alone.

The celebrations saw His Worship the Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt officially re-open the library by cutting a ribbon and the very special Library cake.

The public had the opportunity to try out various activities that were tasters of some of the services and programmes the library offers to the community.

Activities on included a Virtual Reality experience that was situated, naturally, in the new Teen Space. This was by far the most popular of all the activities, closely followed by Lego, robots and watching the 3D printer in action.

Other activities that were in the spotlight for the evening were our amazing Archives interactive display, adult craft and colouring in, a Gif photo booth,  origami, an activity on the tablets and of course story times for children.

Throughout the evening there was continuous music to enhance the ambience and contribute to the amazing hum in the library as people explored what is available.

We look forward to a resurgence of use by our community as people continue to be amazed at what the library offers.