Book it in: celebration of modern new library space

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Wollondilly woman of the year Marjo Hallowell will be talking about her book, Bargo 200 Years in the Making, as part of the Wollondilly Library makeover celebrations next month.

Residents and friends are invited to come along and celebrate the opening of the freshly renovated top floor of the library with fun activities for all ages.

Other activities will include face painting and interactive art for kids, tours of the library, a pop up from Picton & District Historical and Family History Society, a coffee cart and lots more.

“What better way to celebrate the opening of this space than to have an author talk by one of our favourite local authors, Marjo Hallowell, who will be talking about her book which details the rich history of Bargo,” says Mayor Matt Gould.

“I’d like to thank the State Library for providing the grant, so that we could provide a range of additional and more accessible areas for all of our library users.

“Libraries are no longer quiet buildings that just house books, they’re creative and collaborative community hubs, full of spaces and activities designed to meet the changing needs of our residents,’’ he said.

The extended upstairs space includes a new meeting room that community members can book, large tables and nooks to study and work in.

New furniture provides a comfortable and welcoming environment designed for visitors to stay and enjoy for hours.

The space has been made even more accessible with the provision of sit and stand desks and other assistive technology.

The celebration will be held on Saturday, April 29, between 10am and 2pm.

Every new member that signs up on the day will receive a free Wollondilly Library bag and those who sign up extra early could also win their choice of a free audiobook to take home and keep.

The Wollondilly Library is located at 42 Menangle Street, Picton. To find out more about this event call 4677 8300 or visit the library website on

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