Council receives library study

A DECISION on the preferred location of the Sale Library will be made in the next 12 months.

Following a year of investigation, research and community consultation, Wellington Shire Council has received the Sale Public Library Feasibility Study.

At the heart of the report is acknowledgment of the need to increase the physical size and presence of the Sale Public Library in recognition of its role as the central hub in the Wellington Shire Council’s library network.

Suggested locations for the library include around the Port of Sale, the central business district or the future home of Advance TAFE.

Wellington Shire acting mayor Leo O’Brien said the library currently operated as a joint-use facility in conjunction with Sale College.

“The feasibility study clearly identifies that the current library is no longer meeting the needs of our community,” he said.

“Much loved library activities such as story time are heavily over prescribed for the space that we have available.

“In a perfect world we’d like to be able to provide a larger space for story time and a whole range of other activities that provide physical spaces to support a broader range of programs.

“The report clearly captures the community’s desire for a new and enhanced library facility.”