Join the discussion on future library services

Published: 16 Aug 2019 1:44pm

The Wagga Wagga City Library building is 20 years old and a review is underway of library services and programs in preparation for the city’s expected population increase to 100,000 people in 2040.

Opportunities to make the library bigger and better, and more accessible, will be on the agenda at community drop-in sessions to capture residents’ feedback.

The first community consultation will be held on Tuesday 20 August from 2.30pm to 3.30pm at the library, located in the Civic Centre.

Funded by the library’s annual Local Priority Grant awarded by the State Government, the review is being undertaken from now until March 2020 with an external consultant being engaged to carry out the data collection, analysis and report in conjunction with council and library staff.

The NSW State Library is assisting with the review by providing comparative data to aid in the benchmarking of the Wagga Wagga City Library against other comparable library services.

“We want to hear from our whole community across our suburbs and villages about how we can make library programs and service more relevant and accessible as the city expands,” Library Manager, Claire Campbell said.”

“You can attend a community session or submit your feedback at online before Wednesday 9 October 2019.”