City of Vincent Library and Local History Centre turns 10


Mayor Emma Cole with Angela Phan (librarian). The City of Vincent Library is doing a Library Lovers Day. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d478944
Mayor Emma Cole with Angela Phan (librarian). The City of Vincent Library is doing a Library Lovers Day. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d478944

THERE is plenty to celebrate this month with National Library Lovers’ Day and the City of Vincent Library and Local History Centre reaching its 10th anniversary.

National Library Lovers’ Day, co-ordinated by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), falls on Valentine’s Day this year and celebrates the services libraries offer the community.

Birthday celebrations will kick off just five days later on February 19, with treats for visitors throughout the day.

Mayor Emma Cole said both events were an opportunity to show the local library some love.

“Our library is such a valuable community hub; it is more than a collection of books, it is a social space to meet, collaborate, research, learn and relax,” she said.

“At the library, community groups get together, workshops are taught, new skills are learnt, children sing together and play, technology can be used and our rich local history is celebrated.”

She said library offerings evolved constantly, with the Lego Club being a new addition.

City of Vincent Library and Local History Centre

– In 2017, 192,357 items were borrowed and 171,594 customer visits

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