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Concourse Library opens

By the time of the official opening of the new 5,000sq m Concourse Library (Chatswood) on October 14, 60,000 visitors had been through the doors after the grand opening of The Concourse last month, and 3,000 new members had joined.

Invited guests at the official opening of the new library received a tour of the various sections, including the book sorter at the end of the book return chute. Officials said the "reading tree" in the children's story corner had been a big hit.

Cllr Stuart Coppock told the Gazette the library was proving very popular. At the soft opening the previous month, Stuart was the first councillor to enter the new library when a waiting library visitor cut the ribbon. "I was overawed by the facility, to use the modern jargon, it is awesome!" he said.

The new library is one of five branch libraries, including Artarmon. It has free wi-fi access and activities include a new book and movie lovers' club for people who love talking about films and books and internet tutorials for beginners and internet turorials for every day living. Stuart said the new library would welcome volunteers.

The Willoughby library now sends email alerts for holds and overdue items. Go to:

* Teenagers are welcome to join the Teenage Reading Group at Artarmon Library. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month from 3:45pm to 4:45pm and at this month's meeting, Jane Caro is invited to talk about her new young adult book "Just a girl". Stuart said the group was reportedly well supported and likely to become a citywide service.

by Eva Wiland, Gazette editor

Courtesy of Gazette November 2011
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R: Local NSW MP Gladys Berejiklian with WCC officials and library staff ... at official opening





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