25 June 2019
Bega Library will be closed for renovations from Thursday 4 July 2019 and will reopen on Monday 15 July 2019 at 9.30am.
The closure will allow new carpet to be laid throughout the library after flooding damage occurred in February 2019 during a heavy rain storm.
The children’s area will also be refurbished with a custom-built reading nook and staff will take the opportunity to rearrange shelving to improve study areas and seating.
Acting Library Coordinator, Samantha Fenton, is excited at being able to offer the community a refreshed library facility in Bega.
“We’d love people to come in and have a look at the revitalised space when we reopen and we can’t wait to see children using the new reading nook,” Ms Fenton said.
“Excitingly, school holiday activities will run during the second week of the holidays in the new-look library.
“We realise the timing of the closure is not ideal for many people and that we will be closed for the first week of the school holidays, however, we had to meet our contractual arrangements with the University of Wollongong (UoW) Library and this is the best timing to minimise disruption to our local UoW students.
“People can still return items through the after-hours returns box, which is located to the left of the Bega Library entrance and all items with a due date that falls during the library closure have automatically been extended until the library reopens on 15 July.
“We will be providing printing and copying services at the Bega Youth Space, where WiFi will also be available, but people will need to bring their documents on a USB stick or thumb drive,” added Ms Fenton.
The Youth Space on Gipps Street, up from the Court House (opposite Target), will be open between the hours of 10.00am to 12.00pm, Monday to Friday.
Services at other Shire libraries at Eden, Tura Beach and Bermagui are unaffected by the closure.
Online services will still be available 24/7 at www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au/library.
Photograph: New carpet and a refreshed look is coming to Bega Library.