The Shire of Manjimup is pleased to advise that the construction of the new Pemberton Library as part of the town's planned Cultural Precinct, will commence in early 2021. The Project will see a fresh, fit-for-purpose library space that will accommodate a distinct children's reading area and a dedicated quiet study space.
During the construction phase of the project, the Pemberton Library will continue to provide its full range of services from a temporary location within the Pemberton Lesser Hall. In preparation for the move to the Lesser Hall, the Pemberton Library will close on Saturday 12 December 2020 to facilitate the packing-up and transfer of resources to the temporary location with a view to reopening to the public on Wednesday 3 February 2021.
Shire President, Paul Omodei said "The Shire is grateful to the members of the Pemberton Mill Hall Restoration Committee for agreeing to allow the Library to operate from the Lesser Hall, while the new Library building is being constructed."
The Pemberton Library will operate as normal until the 12 December 2020. Items on loan to borrowers as of that date will have their due date extended until the Library reopens in February 2021. Alternatively, these items can be returned to any other Shire (Manjimup, Northcliffe and Walpole) or South West Consortia Library (full details are included at https://www.manjimup.wa.gov.au/onlinecatalogue).
Borrowers are invited to call into the Pemberton library to view the plans for the Cultural Precinct and more specifically, the new library, and to take advantage of the Relocation Book Sale to stock up on their Summer reading material. The book sale will operate until 12 December with the average cost of adult and children' books, audio books and DVDs ranging from $1 to $2.
The Cultural Precinct will co-locate seven community groups/organisations. The construction period will involve some short-term inconvenience such as the need to temporarily relocate library services. However, once completed, the Precinct will facilitate collaborations across a diverse range of groups and this can only benefit locals and visitors to the area.
Authorised by Andrew Campbell, Chief Executive Officer
Contact Sheri Laba, Public Relations Officer
Contact for comment: Paul Omodei, Shire President
Contact: 0448 810 773