Library is open to the public

LIBRARY: Colac Otway Shire mayor Lyn Russell with her membership card for Colac Community Library and Learning Centre.

Colac’s new joint-use library opens its doors to the public today.
After a weekend of frenzied preparations, Colac Community Library and Learning Centre’s 14
staff members will open the library to Colac and district residents and Colac Secondary College students this morning.
Corangamite Regional Library Corporation chief Roslyn Cousins said she was excited about the Queen Street site’s first day.
“Things have been going well – the wi-fi has been hooked up, the library circulation system and all the books have been integrated,” Ms Cousins said.
“We’ll be keen to give the public our full attention on Monday, which gives us four days to have everything running like silk before the speeches on Friday,” she said.
“I’m very much looking forward to opening, it’s a quantum leap for library services in Colac.”
The library has 53,800 books and features five public meeting rooms, a 150-person seminar room, six public computers and a toy library.
Ms Cousins said Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney, Corangamite MP Darren Cheeseman, Colac Otway Shire chief executive officer Rob Small and shire mayor Lyn Russell would officially
open the library on Friday.
“That will be followed by a gala opening including a sausage sizzle and community groups like U3A, the choir and the toy library will be displaying their wares,” she said.
Ms Cousins encouraged Colac and district residents to visit the new premises.
“It will be lovely to actually see the community benefit from all the work that’s been done,” she said.
“And it will be great for them to see how we’ve spent all their money.”
During the school term, the library will open from 8.30am to 5.30pm on Mondays to Thursdays, 8.30am to 7pm on Fridays, and 10am to noon on Saturdays.
The library will open at 9.30am Monday to Friday during school holidays.

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