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08 June 2024 Posted by 


Community dermaid in high growth area
BLACKTOWN City Council has opened the Marsden Park Temporary Library to provide much needed community infrastructure in one of Sydney’s fastest growing suburbs.
The library offers easy access to 1,500 books and is a response to overwhelming community demand for Council’s Mobile Library.
Borrowers can also access resources from other Council libraries (Blacktown, Lalor Park, Mount Druitt, Riverstone and Stanhope Gardens) by using their member account online to reserve items and have these delivered to Marsden Park.
Visitors can enjoy picture books, junior and non-fiction, adult recreational reading, and community language titles in Tamil, Gujarati, Punjabi and Hindi. An HSC collection is available for students.
Programs include the popular Baby Rhyme Time on Wednesdays and school holiday activities.
Returns can be made anytime using the chute outside.
Marsden Park has the second highest population growth rate in New South Wales (Estimated Resident Population, Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2023) and this has prompted a need for more services.
Council is unable to fund a larger, permanent library due to 2012 legislation that has restricted councils from spending developer levy funds on community infrastructure.
Mayor Brad Bunting was pleased Council was working hard to address the challenge of providing services for a booming area.
“I am proud that Council is doing what it can to help people in Marsden Park overcome infrastructure challenges,” he said.
Council will monitor the use of the Marsden Park Temporary Library and make improvements where needed.
The library opened on Wednesday and is at the corner of Northbourne and Elara Boulevard and open Wednesdays (10 am to 6 pm) and Saturdays (9.30 am to 12 pm).
For more information, see Libraries.blacktown.nsw.gov.au.


Michael Walls
0407 783 413

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