Meet the new Lakelands library at official opening

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Mandurah’s northern community has been given a boost thanks to the new Lakelands Library and Community Centre located within the Lakelands Town Centre, which opened its doors last week.

The community is invited to join in the official opening celebrations that will take place tomorrow from 4-7pm.

The celebrations will provide an opportunity for local residents to meet some of the staff and enjoy fun, creative activities available on the evening, including storytime, craft, Lego club, robotics, giant games, face painting and more.

Mayor Rhys Williams said the new Lakelands Library and Community Centre would bring huge benefits to the northern suburbs.

“We know how important learning and literacy is and the new Lakelands Library and Community Centre provides a much-needed space for our community to come together and learn, play, create, explore and imagine,” he said.

“This is a fantastic addition and a real asset to the fast-growing suburb of Lakelands and surrounding areas.

“The library will increase the surrounding community’s ability to enjoy a wide array of learning opportunities – something that is important for all of us.

“Our staff are proud to be able to deliver great outcomes within their community and can’t wait to show you what’s on offer at the new library.”

The new facility provides a place for the local community to learn and grow thanks to a range of services, hireable meeting rooms, spaces for children and families and modern access to PCs and wireless connection.

The library is set to be a community hub boasting a mix of library and community driven programs, activities and events.

November 25 marks the first anniversary of self-service at the Mandurah Libraries. The self-service system allows members to easily check-out resources through self-service kiosks. The system has improved customer service delivery, resource management, security of libraries assets, and importantly, free up significant staff time to perform more value-adding learning activities available at the City’s three library facilities.

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.

Find out what is on offer at the Mandurah Libraries, including the new Lakelands Library and Community Centre, visit mandurah.wa.gov.au.