The Falcon eLibrary and Community Centre was a hive of activity on Thursday, 30 November when around 240 people celebrated its 10-year anniversary.
The contemporary facility replaced the outdated Falcon Community Hall and was opened on 1 September 2007 to meet the growing community needs in Mandurah's southern corridor.
Ten years on, the community hub continues to provide a much-needed library, education and community meeting place.
Mayor Rhys Williams was thrilled to join in the 10-year anniversary celebration, noting the importance of the facility for the southern suburbs.
“Modern libraries are about people, and working in partnership with the community for better outcomes for everybody,” he said.
“Falcon eLibrary and Community Centre is so much more than lending books. Ten years on, the term 'eLibrary' might have different meanings to different people. There are many words to describe the Falcon facility including educational, engaging, enlightening, enterprising, empowering, enlivening as well as the obvious one - electronic.
“The library is such a vibrant space to bring people together to build our capacity, skills and hunger for knowledge.”
The City of Mandurah Libraries currently serve more than 29,000 members, welcoming approximately 309,000 visitors a year and issuing more than 470,000 items per annum.
Over recent years, the libraries have grown their services to meet the community's needs, from simply offering books and periodicals to now offering multi-media items such as CDs and DVDs, and delivering a diverse range of programs including literacy development and learning activities.
To find out what is on offer at the Mandurah Libraries, including the Falcon eLibrary and Community Centre, visit mandurah.wa.gov.au.