Murrindindi Mobile Library

10 September 2018

The Andrews Labor Government continues to invest record funding into Victoria’s libraries and support learning centres under the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program.

Sally Brennan, Labor candidate for Eildon and Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, opened the rejuvenated Murrindindi Mobile Library today.

This Mobile Library Rejuvenation project is funded by a $40,800 contribution from the Andrews Labor Government’s 2017 Living Libraries Infrastructure Fund and delivered in partnership with the Murrindindi Shire Council.

The project included an update of the exterior by applying a new promotional wrap, a complete refurbishment of the interior which comprised of an update in colour scheme to provide a modern feel, and reconfiguration of the service desk. In addition, a retractable awning has been installed and will provide shelter over the wheelchair lift.

Labor Candidate for Eildon Sally Brennan said the Labor Government’s $40,800 contribution to the Murrindindi Mobile Library rejuvenation means the library can continue to provide vital learning and creativity outlets for our region.

“The Living Libraries Infrastructure Program is helping the Mobile Library continue its proud history of providing library services to our local community.”

The Victorian Government has invested more than $18 million dollars into 59 infrastructure projects through the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program, worth a collective $154 million.

The program helps Victorian councils and regional library corporations provide high quality infrastructure to meet their community’s changing needs.

“The rejuvenation project has injected new life into a well established service, and will encourage lifelong learning in eight small communities by promoting the mobile library as a place to gather, seek information and access technology in a supportive, creative space,” Ms Symes said.

“The Living Libraries Infrastructure Program is about helping our libraries grow and adapt to support the needs of Victorian communities.

“Public libraries are a crucial part of any community, fostering lifelong learning and providing programs for residents of all ages.”