Fun day to celebrate new Howard Library opening

STORYTELLING, poems, songs and a sausage sizzle will mark the official opening of the new Howard Library in the Burrum Community Centre on Saturday, October 19.

The move modernises the library which had been housed in the Tom and Minnie Young Memorial Hall on Steley St.

The project was undertaken by council's carpentry team.

To celebrate the opening, a fun day has been scheduled starting at 8am.

A sausage sizzle and cold drinks will be for sale to raise funds for the community centre.

The library will be officially opened by the Mayor, Gerard O'Connell at 9.30am.

Story time activities, including songs and poems, will be held during the morning and kids will be able to play at the fenced-playground at the library.

"The library has range of books, magazines, cds and dvds for all ages and fast internet access," councillor George Seymour said.

"Libraries are vibrant public spaces that provide equitable access to lifelong education, culture and community involvement."

The move is a partnership between the council and Burrum District Community Centre Association.

The association was delighted to have the library inside the centre, the secretary of the Community Centre, Anne Worsley, said.

"It has been so pleasing to be able to partner with Fraser Coast Regional Council to achieve this result," she said.

"The centre appreciates the support of Councillors James Hansen and Rolf Light for this exciting project.

"I look forward to having the library in its new location and being able to offer more services to the local community in the coming months and years.

"I hope all local residents come along for the opening day to see what a great new facility is now in Howard."