Books’ new chapter

JACQUI O'LEARYSound Telegraph

With six months until the opening of the Baldivis Library and Community centre, staff at Rockingham Campus Community Library are busily re-labelling more than 8000 books to transfer to the new premises.

Baldivis Library and Community Centre coordinator Caroline Jones said in anticipation of the opening around July or August, they would be ready to roll out the books on the shelves and among the new content would be old and pre-used stock.

Mrs Jones said there would be a mix of genres, talking books and junior as Baldivis was family orientated suburb.

“There will be approximately 30,000 books and one quarter will be new,” she said.

Books will be coming to the Baldivis library from Safety Bay library, Warnbro community library and Rockingham library, and Mrs Jones said they would be the fourth branch in the system.

Librarian Britt Nehyba, who was in her third week in the job, said she was excited about her new role in Baldivis.

Ms Nehyba said she loved that everything was new and interesting.

Mrs Jones said staff at Baldivis wanted the public to know there would be books in the new library and they were excited to share what they had been doing.

Regional library services manager Deb Hamblin said the women worked really hard and it was a bonus for the staff from the two libraries to get to know each other in the process of re-labelling.

Mrs Hamblin said they had worked closely with the other libraries and it was lovely to share the joy of books and reading.

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