Albany Creek Library $360Kplus revamp complete

The doors to a newly revamped Albany Creek Library are now open.


Councillor for Division 9 Mike Charlton said Council had invested more than $368,000 to reinvigorate the space at Ferguson Street.


“This is a new chapter for the library and I am so thrilled to see the completion of works ahead of the festive season,” Cr Charlton said.


“Public libraries are a gateway to learning by promoting reading, imagination and literary exploration. So it’s important the community has the chance to experience these opportunities in a comfortable and relaxed environment.


Chapcon Building Services Pty Ltd was awarded the tender to carry out the works which included modernising the library interior, providing an engaging space for children, upgrading the bathroom facilities and creating a welcoming ambience to improve the customer experience. 


“The new children’s space, which features a number of elements that reflect Albany Creek for kids to interact with, is sure to be a huge hit among families.


“Children will also enjoy a new creek featured carpet complete with a canoe that they can sit in and read or listen to stories.


“The creek flows under shelving and decals that represent nearby Cash’s Crossing; the children’s space also has a magnetic wall featuring local wildlife that children can learn and play with. 


“We’ve also included a picnic rug, basket and play picnic set as well as fresh carpets, new furniture and shelving, along with revamped public and staff amenities.


“In the past year the Albany Creek Library has recorded 100,000 visits through its doors and I am certain we are going to see more following this upgrade.


“I encourage the community to come along and see the new space because if you are like me you’ll be really excited to see this space, which has really come to life with a fresh look.”


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