NEW CHAPTER FOR LOCAL LIBRARIES

Richmond-Tweed Regional Library will receive a funding boost of $200,000 towards the introduction of technology assisted 'concierge’ readers’ advisory services and build on current and future community based programs and events,” Member for Lismore, Thomas George announced today.

Mr George said the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government understand the importance of public libraries in regional communities to lifelong learning.

“The NSW Government recognises libraries need to adapt and design this program to assist local government to develop and improve buildings and information technology,” Mr George said.

“This installation will be enjoyed by our growing community and benefit people of all ages.

“I’m proud our community has been successful in further state government funding to ensure our libraries are an accessible and engaging resource,” Mr George said.

The funding program is an opportunity for local government to improve library services that benefit communities.

"It's fantastic to receive this funding for our public libraries, which are an information hub in our community," Lismore City Council General Manager Gary Murphy said.

"As technology changes so do our public libraries and funding like this will help us to ensure our services are modern and relevant for today's library users."

The Public Library Infrastructure Grant program will allocate $15 million over four years to enhance library services and facilities and is administered by the State Library on behalf of the NSW Government.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577