Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Good News!!

Council has some fantastic new developments to share with you. On Monday 21 February, it decided to convert the Town Hall on Stirling Highway to an interim Library and Council Chamber. If everything goes according to plan, the library service will hopefully be back in Claremont by the end of the year.  This is exciting news.

This will re-establish a presence in the Town that will enable us to re-connect to our legion of faithful library members who have been so supportive since the fire.

The Library will offer, on a smaller scale with a boutique style, the old favourites - adult, young adult and childrens books, music CDs, DVDs, magazines and newspapers - and also a new Community Hub that people will want to visit to relax, use their own laptops or attend community programmes.

There will be an emphasis on new technology, for example, wireless internet and self service checkout.  There is a lot work to do, but we are so excited and enthusiastic to begin this next part of the journey.

Claremont Town Hall on Stirling Highway
Baby Rhyme Time and Storytime are here again...

Carol has started Baby Rhyme Time sessions at the Grove Library, every Wednesday at 10.30am to 11.00am. Bring along your little one (0 to 2 years) and enjoy rhymes and songs.

With the new school year just starting, Carol has re-introduced Storytime at the Grove also. It is held every Friday from 10.30am to 11am, school terms only. Storytime is aimed at 2 to 5 year olds, so come along, share some stories, sing a few songs and join in a craft activity.

Kathy has commenced her Books on Wheels program for 2011.

Housekeeping items

As mentioned in previous posts, we are currently reviewing overdue items. In the next couple of weeks we will be sending out overdue notices for outstanding library items that were borrowed before the fire and are still on loan.  Items can be returned to any Western Suburbs Library (Cottesloe, Nedlands, Mt Claremont and Subiaco). Items can also be returned to the Station Master's House at the railway station, 39 Gugeri Street, Claremont.

 If it is more convenient to collect requested books from the Station Master's House rather than at other Western Suburbs Libraries, please contact us.

It is with much sadness that we have said goodbye to Paige Wright, Library Officer, who has moved east to begin a new adventure with her husband Matt due to a job transfer. Paige created the Claremont library without walls blog so we say a big thank you! We wish Paige all the best for the future.

Any questions, comments? Either call the Claremont Council  9285 4300 and leave a message for us, or email us at: library@claremont.wa.gov.au

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the well wishes, I am settling in well here in Singleton. Can't wait to hear more about the move into the town hall. Keep up the great work! Love, Paige