A new Waterline Community Library Network will be established to replace the retiring Mobile Library Service.
The Network will include a Community Library at Grantville, ‘click and collect’ services, which are currently proposed for Coronet Bay and Corinella and an expanded outreach program. The outreach program is already underway, with weekly story-time sessions at Bass Valley Children’s Centre.
Bass Coast Shire Council is currently working with West Gippsland Libraries to determine how the preferred site of the Grantville Transaction Centre can best accommodate the Library.
Designs of the new space are expected to be made available in coming weeks for community feedback.
It is anticipated that the Community Library will be open for 37.5 hours a week. A librarian will be on duty six hours per week, with self-checkout facilities available during the other times.
Importantly, the Mobile Library will continue to operate as normal, until the Network is open and ready to go.
The decision to locate the Community Library at Grantville was made by the West Gippsland Library Board, following an extensive community consultation process.