Brimbank,
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May
2017
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Australia/Melbourne

Sunshine Library shortlisted for Award

Summary

Sunshine Library has made the inaugural Australian Library Design Awards shortlist in the Public Libraries category.

Sunshine Library has made the inaugural Australian Library Design Awards shortlist in the Public Libraries category.

Mayor of Brimbank, Cr John Hedditch said Council was thrilled to see Sunshine Library shortlisted for an award.

“Sunshine Library is amongst 17 libraries across Australia to have made the shortlist, and amongst eight in the Public Libraries category.

“Since opening in July last year, the new Sunshine Library has cemented its position as an important resource and destination for the Brimbank community – and more specifically an integral part of the Sunshine lifestyle.

“Brimbank libraries are highly utilised and valued with almost 80,000 registered library users, with more than 1.4 million loans of resources recorded last financial year.

“Each week around 29,000 people – that’s more than 10 per cent of our population – visit a Brimbank library and around 20,000 people visit our online library,” Cr Hedditch said.

Awards Showcase

The Australian Library Design Awards have been created to showcase the best in contemporary library interiors and exteriors in Australia, and to celebrate the investment in libraries made by institutions, corporations, local, state and territory governments.

The winners will be announced at the ALIA Library Design Conference in Melbourne on Monday 19 June 2017.

The new Sunshine Library was opened to the public in July 2016 as part of the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre development.

The library is over two floors and features:

  • A double height reading room
  • Children’s zone, with storytime amphitheatre
  • Toy library
  • Outdoor space with slide
  • Study rooms and booths
  • 47 public computers, plus scanning and printing facilities
  • Dedicated children’s computers
  • Collections in English and 10 community languages
  • Video games area
  • It training rooms
  • Access to electronic resources through dedicated iPads and large screen computers
  • Library customer service on both levels
  • Community learning rooms

The services offered by Brimbank libraries are in line with the Council Plan goal to make the city even more liveable over the coming years and to work with the community to make this happen.