Goulburn Valley Library Corporation and Cobram Community Library have set up a temporary library at a Moira Shire office in Cobram.TONI BRIENT January 17, 2014 1:03pm
Reading recovery: Goulburn Valley Library Corporation chief executive Charles Gentner and Cobram Community Library librarian Judy Taylor set up the temporary library at a Moira Shire office in Cobram.
Cobram and district residents will be able to utilise a small makeshift library that was set up at a Moira Shire office in Station St until Cobram Community Library reopens.
The library was closed last month due to flooding.
The building adjoins Cobram Secondary College and is owned by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
College principal Vicki Nolen said there had been a ‘‘significant water leak’’ in the building, causing damage to the floor and some furniture.
Ms Nolen said repairs would likely commence this week.
A department spokesman estimated the works could be completed by the beginning of the school year.
‘‘The parts of the library damaged by the water will be re-instated by the end of this month,’’ the spokesman said.
Goulburn Valley Regional Library Corporation chief executive Charles Gentner contacted the Courier on January 6 to advertise the closure.
At the time, Mr Gentner estimated the library would reopen in mid-January.
He said the revised indefinite closure would have a ‘‘huge’’ impact on the community.
‘‘It’s our second biggest library and one of the busiest times of the year,’’ Mr Gentner said.
Cobram librarian Judy Taylor said she was pleased to offer residents the temporary service at the shire office.
‘‘We are going to operate a small library collection where people can return books, pick up holds and borrow from a small library,’’ Mrs Taylor said.
‘‘We will be sharing (books) with other libraries who have been kind enough to let us borrow some of their books.’’
The service will operate indefinitely.
For more information phone Moira Shire general inquiries from 9
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