The redevelopment of Shepparton Library, which will feature accessible shelving, a teen-specific area, a Skype booth and internet-enabled work stations, will be completed in the next two months.JENNA BISHOP September 3, 2014 3:51am
Greater Shepparton City Council community director Kaye Thomson inside the area the redeveloped Shepparton Library will occupy.
It might look empty now, but by November this space will house the vibrant and modern redeveloped Shepparton Library.
The interior of the rear of the library has been gutted and builder Crow Constructions has begun to install the new facilities.
A temporary dividing wall has been installed to allow people to continue to use the existing library.
The redevelopment is scheduled to be completed within six to eight weeks.
Greater Shepparton City Council community director Kaye Thomson said works had been planned to minimise disruption to the community.
‘‘We’re really pleased with how the areas are working together. The staff are pleased how work’s progressing with a minimal amount of noise and dust,’’ she said.
Ms Thomson said there would be a small amount of noise and dust that might affect library patrons as the new and the old areas were merged together.
She said one section of the outer wall would also be demolished to make way for a doorway to the outdoor decking area.
One of the library’s new features has already moved in — the wooden Bookshelf Cow, a new addition to Shepparton’s Mooving Art cow statues.
The redeveloped library will have low, accessible shelving, a teenage-specific area, a dedicated family research space and three new multipurpose rooms.
The modernised library will also have a new circulation desk, an outdoor area, a Skype booth and internet-enabled work stations.
The library will remain open during renovations, although Ms Thomson said it would need to close for several days towards the end of the upgrade for the temporary dividing wall to come down and to renovate the section presently in use.
The council has said the accessible toilet at the library would not be available during the development, with the closest accessible facilities in the Eastbank Centre.
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