Hilltops Council Regional Libraries receive funding
Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson and Member for Goulburn Pru Goward have announced $109,325 in funding for Hilltops Council under the 2016/17 Public Libraries Infrastructure Grant program.
The grant is for the integration of the library IT system, including new barcoding, at the regional libraries of Young, Harden and Boorowa.
“It is fantastic news that this funding will support new measures at the local Hilltops libraries to improve their capacity to keep track of, and also to expand, their various collections,” Katrina said.
“Before I set-up my office at Young I’d regularly drop-in to the Young and Harden libraries to catch up on work,”
“They are a great community facility and it is important our public libraries continue to receive appropriate support to remain viable into the future.”
Ms Goward said the grant is part of $4 million worth of funding for 31 public library projects across NSW.
“As a proud supporter of public libraries, I am thrilled to be able to support this project to develop and improve services for the Hilltop community,” Ms Goward said.
NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin welcomed the funding boost for NSW public libraries.
“The Berejiklian Government is proud to be supporting public libraries and the important work they do in our communities through these grants. This funding allocation brings NSW Government support for public libraries in 2016/17 to almost $32.5 million,” Mr Harwin said.
The Public Library Infrastructure Grants program is administered by the State Library of NSW on behalf of the Library Council of NSW.