Report to recommend Noojee Library closure
Baw Baw News By William PJ Kulich // 13:48, Monday 5 May 2014
A REPORT recommending the closure of the Noojee Library will be presented to councillors next week.
Above: the Noojee Library. Photo from the West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation website.
Baw Baw’s Director of Community Services, Liana Thompson, told The Warragul Citizen the report had been drafted in response to low patronage.
“A report has been prepared for the next council meeting and the council officer’s recommendation is to close the library due to the limited hours of operation, small numbers of participants and the access to other library services,” Ms Thompson said.
“The council report will be public Friday this week when the council agenda is released.”
A source has told The Warragul Citizen it was unlikely council officers would suggest a mobile library replacement due to the cost of creating a stop and the steep roads leading to the town, however the final report is yet to be seen.
The Noojee Library opens once a week for two hours – 2.30pm to 4.30pm Wednesdays.
The next nearest library for Noojee townspeople is the Neerim South Library, which opens Monday to Saturday.
Councillors will respond to the report on Wednesday 14 May.
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