Library at Lakelands pops up

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City of Mandurah Councillor Peter Jackson, Mayor Marina Vergone and Councillor Caroline Knight at the Lakelands pop-up library.
Camera IconCity of Mandurah Councillor Peter Jackson, Mayor Marina Vergone and Councillor Caroline Knight at the Lakelands pop-up library. Credit: City of Mandurah

A pop-up library run by the City of Mandurah opened last week inside the new Lakelands Shopping Centre.

The temporary space, near Kmart, features a range of books, activities for children including Lego and playdough, and story-time sessions every day at 11am.

The pop-up library will be staffed from 10am-4pm during its tenure.

The space also features a colourful and playful mural by artist Steve Browne.

The new Lakelands Library and Community Centre in the Lakelands Town Centre is set to open in October, providing a range of services, meeting rooms for hire, spaces for children and families and access to PCs and wireless internet.

City of Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone said the new library would be a beacon for community activity.

“Once opened in October, the library will be a real hive of community interaction, and will increase the surrounding community’s ability to enjoy a wide array of learning opportunities,” she said.

“I’d encourage everyone to come and have a look at our new pop-up library, and also take up the opportunity to provide us with feedback on what you’d like to see included in the new library.”

The new Lakelands Shopping Centre opened its doors to hundreds of waiting shoppers on Wednesday, June 21, and is now the largest shopping centre between Mandurah and Rockingham.

The 20,000sqm centre has more than 40 specialty stores.

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