New Drysdale Library Opening
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Thu 13 Apr 2023
In an age where it's become more common for local councils to close community spaces like libraries, it's refreshing to see the exact opposite occurring in the once-sleepy township of Drysdale, in Victoria.
As of the 13th of April, 2023, residents of Drysdale, Clifton Springs, Curlewis, and surrounding suburbs, will be able to visit the newly-built Boronggook Drysdale Library- a multi-level sustainable building that will replace the previous library-formerly found in Hancock Street.
The new library will feature communal spaces, including a larger children's area (much needed for the ever-increasing numbers who join in on the toddler and baby story-time sessions), as well as quiet study areas, multi-purpose activity spaces and an internal courtyard garden.
The City of Greater Geelong customer service point that was previously found in the old library will also be making the move, as well as the recycling points for old CDs/DVDs and batteries that were once found at the old Hancock Street address. And of course, we can't forget the collection of books, DVDs and CDs that will now be relocating to their new home!
The name for the new library comes from the Wadawarrung word Bo-rong-gook, which is the name for the immediate Drysdale locality, and reflects on our Aboriginal cultural heritage. It is hoped that with the increasing growth of the surrounding suburbs, the larger and improved library building will be able to cater to all members of the community.
Libraries nowadays provide more than just books and technology (although those are integral parts of the system), and it's refreshing to see that they are still wanted, needed and provided for the local community.
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