After three years of planning, 14 months of construction and $2.92 million dollars spent, the Moruya Library and Arts Centre is officially open.
More than 700 people visited the centre for the family fun day celebration on Saturday 14 December, with the Moruya Rural Fire Service attending as special guests and running the barbecue. Others took part in fun activities like face painting and craft, or enjoyed Noisy Nonna’s entertaining stories and songs.
Library coordinator Samantha Fenton said it was great to celebrate the moment with the community.
“After months of construction and interruptions to patrons and staff - it was amazing to be able to celebrate our new centre together,” she said.
The entire library was refurbished and additional spaces, including The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre and workshop rooms, were added.
“Now we’ve got a new meeting room and two new workshops available for the community to hire. They’re great spaces for community and business activities including art workshops, video conferencing, study groups, craft groups or meetings,” Ms Fenton said.
With building renovations complete, patrons should lookout for new landscaping around the centre during the first half of 2020.
“The gardens will incorporate some really exciting and innovative ideas, providing several usable spaces - while balancing the need for water conservation,” Ms Fenton said.
Included in the plans are a yarn circle, sensory garden, children’s reading area, native plant walk, and grass slope for sitting (and rolling) – with every garden bed full of water-wise plantings.
For more information on the new meeting spaces or to book, contact Moruya Library on 4474 1333.
Above: Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes, community arts and recreation director Kathy Arthur, and Welcome to Country speaker Eileen Carbury cut the cake at the official opening of the Moruya Library Centre