Little library lovers get VIP site tour as Tatura Library is redeveloped

by Freya Lucas

March 18

Children from the local early childhood education and care (ECEC) service were amongst the first to see the building work being undertaken to redevelop the Tatura Library in the Greater Shepparton Council area.

 

“Having the children visit from the childcare centre provided some great entertainment with trucks and diggers. There were so many happy faces and lots of questions about what is happening,” Greater Shepparton City Council Director Community Kaye Thomson said.

 

“Tatura Library is a great asset to the local community, having the children involved and to see the excitement on their faces was priceless. Children always love to learn about building and construction machines, especially when they can hear them operating over their adjoining fence. We are thankful the contractors and parents have enabled us to involve the children as part of the building process,” she added.

 

The redevelopment works include extending the building by doubling the floor space and improved access to enable the library to provide a quality, modern public library service for the Tatura community. The revitalised library will feature a children’s area as well as a teenage space.

 

The $2 million-dollar redevelopment is to be funded by the Victorian Government through the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program, Greater Shepparton City Council, Goulburn Valley Libraries and the community.

 

Tatura Children’s Centre, the Tatura Community House and Maternal and Child Health services will remain open during the construction works, which are due to be completed in July 2020.

 

Further information about library services may be found by calling 1300 374 765 or visiting the library’s website.

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