Albury Library To Receive A Funding Boost

Albury Library To Receive A Funding Boost

New South Wales Member for Albury Greg Aplin

New Chapter For Albury Library

Victor P Taffa

Member for Albury Greg Aplin today announced a funding boost of $86,000 for a dedicated space for local youth at Albury Library.

The funding will be used to fit out the Youth Café, part of the Albury Library Museum complex, with the purpose of making it attractive, safe, engaging and relevant to young people by increasing technology, collections, exhibition and workshop space.

Mr. Aplin said the New South Wales (NSW) Liberals & Nationals Government understand the importance of public libraries in regional communities to lifelong learning.

“The NSW Government recognises libraries need to adapt and designed this program to assist local government to develop and improve buildings and information technology.” Mr. Aplin said.

“This support to the library will be enjoyed by our growing community and be a great resource for our community’s young people.”

“I’m proud our community has been successful in gaining further state government funding to ensure the Youth Cafe is an accessible and engaging resource.” Mr. Aplin said.

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, the Hon Troy Grant said the funding program is an opportunity for local government to improve library services that benefit communities.

“The NSW Government has a strong track record of delivering for public libraries and has invested more than $27.5 Million in 2015/16 to meet the growing and varied needs of our communities.” Mr. Grant said.

“This new funding program has improved library services across the state with communities from Campsie to Cabonne, Lake Macquarie to Lake Cargelligo and Warrumbungle to Wagga Wagga just some of the winners in the scheme in 2015.”

The Public Library Infrastructure Grant program will allocate $15 Million over four years to enhance library services and facilities and is administered by the State Library on behalf of the NSW Government.