ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Katy Gallagher, has congratulated the Gungahlin Library (which turns one on Sunday), on a successful year which has seen 5,350 new members and 348, 899 visitors to the library.
"The Gungahlin Library - the largest public library in the ACT - has been very well received, with 481,895 items borrowed and 16,592 free internet hours logged since it opened a year ago," the Chief Minister said.
"It is great to see the Gungahlin community embrace this community space, with regular groups meeting at the Library for social activities such as board games, mothers' groups and English conversation classes. Children's Story Time and Giggle and Wiggle sessions are also extremely popular."
Members have access to over 70,000 books, magazines and DVDs, free wireless and internet access as well as access to the resources of all Libraries ACT branches through the request system.
Gungahlin Library has been set up with several special zones. It has a children's zone, youth zone, quiet area, courtyard, and six rooms for community hire.
There is also a state-of-the-art interactive floor in the children's zone which will keep the kids active and interested while parents get a coffee from the cafe within the library.
"The success of Gungahlin Library in its first year shows what an important role public libraries play in our city and I am sure the community grows, they will continue to benefit from the many services it provides," the Chief Minister concluded.
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Section: Katy Gallagher, MLA | Media Releases
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