BALLAJURA Public Library turned 25 years old last week, a “popular community facility” according to the City of Swan.
Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said more than 17,500 people had signed up to the library in the last five years – it has grown faster than the suburb’s population.
“Once upon a time libraries were just a quiet place you went to borrow or read a book,” he said.
“But our libraries are now so much more, with activities, support services and resources.”
Ballajura ward Councillor Maria Haynes said that when she started on Council, Ballajura did not have a library and she and other councillors, campaigned for one.