Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries announced $31,945 in funding for upgraded facilities in the Coonamble Library.
Mr Humphries said he was thrilled with the boost of funding for the well-loved library for the Coonamble community.
“This money will go towards the installation of new computers, tablets, flat screens and a projector in the library,” Mr Humphries said.
“The equipment will provide improved services to everyone in the community, in particular those with limited access to technology.
“The funding injection is part of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s NSW Public Library Infrastructure program and I’m proud our community is benefiting from this new program.”
NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said Coonamble Library is one of many receiving grants for projects providing significant public benefit and improving public library buildings, spaces and information technology for NSW communities.
“Public libraries play a critical role in our local communities providing access to collections, information and technology that help people at all stages of their lives.
“The Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to working with councils to enhance library services and facilities across the State.
“The $3 million in infrastructure funding brings the total of NSW Government support for NSW libraries in 2014/15 to a historic $27.5 million,” Mr Grant said.
The Public Library Infrastructure Grants program is administered by the State Library of NSW on behalf of the Library Council of NSW.
All NSW councils were invited to apply for grants in September 2014. $15M will be allocated under the program over four years.