Library turns page with re-opening

Neale Paterson (senior library officer) and Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor in the newly refurbished library. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d497812
Neale Paterson (senior library officer) and Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor in the newly refurbished library. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d497812

A NEW chapter is about to begin at Subiaco’s E H Parker Library, after its first major interior renovation in 17 years draws to a close.

The Subiaco library, set to reopen after its $403,000 makeover on Library Lovers Day on February 14, will have more public computers, additional plugs for laptops and other portable devices, and nearly double the number of seats.

The refurbishment was a direct result of the 2017 Library Services Survey, along with anecdotal feedback from customers and staff which called for more quiet space and varied seating.

Mayor Penny Taylor said the opening marked an exciting time for the local community.

“It’s important for us to be able to provide contemporary services and facilities for locals to enjoy and this refurbishment has brought the much-loved library into the present,” she said.

“Libraries not only provide somewhere to read but also a space to relax, meet people and expand your mind.”

The refurbishment started on December 2 and was completed over the summer holidays.