Merriwa Library is starting a new chapter with plans on display for a bigger, better facility to be completed in mid 2017.
Upper Hunter Shire Council is relocating the library to an area with almost twice the floor space, dedicated zones for children and young people, and toilet facilities. The plans also allow for a future upgrade to create an outdoor reading area overlooking park land.
The design plans have been drawn up in consultation with staff, Council’s Library Committee and the NSW State Library and can be viewed at Merriwa Library, any Council office or on Upper Hunter Shire Council’s website.
The public is invited to provide written feedback on the plans up to Monday 28 November 2017.
Merriwa Library remains open:
Tuesday: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Wednesday-Friday: 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 11.00am
To find out more about what’s happening at Merriwa Library drop into Bettington Street or phone 6521 7007.
Local libraries have a long history of providing internet access for the community. As technologies develop, our library services aim to provide environments which foster smart, safe and responsible use of the internet. In line with this, the Upper Hunter Regional Library and Upper Hunter Shire Libraries have commenced their journey through the eSmart Libraries program which will allow library staff and customers to expand their digital literacy. eSmart Libraries is a partnership between The Alannah and Madeline Foundation and the Telstra Foundation and is one of the most significant community cyber safety initiatives ever undertaken in Australia.
To enable our library services to address the unique challenges and concerns within our community, the Upper Hunter Regional Library and Upper Hunter Shire Libraries invite community members to complete a short survey. This questionnaire will gather information about the levels of digital literacy and cyber safety awareness within our community and allow us to provide ways to address these needs. All survey responses are anonymous and data will be kept confidential.
This survey can be completed in person at your local branch including Aberdeen, Cassilis, Denman, Merriwa, Murrurundi, Muswellbrook and Scone Libraries or online via our website between Monday, 24th October, 2016 and Monday, 21st November, 2016.Please contact your local branch should you have any questions or feedback regarding this initiative.
Members of the community are invited to attend a book selection day to be held at the Muswellbrook Library.
Help us choose adult, teen and junior fiction and non-fiction books to be purchased for the library collection. Items selected will allocated throughout the Upper Hunter Library Network branches including Aberdeen, Cassilis, Denman, Merriwa, Murrurundi, Muswellbrook and Scone.
This event will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 4:00pm @ Muswellbrook Library.
If you cannot make the session but would still like to make a suggestion, please visit our stock suggestion page.