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Jul 18

Opinion: Local libraries’ role crucial

THIS month Lake Macquarie City Council will celebrate the 75th anniversary of free public libraries in NSW.
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Our free public libraries play a valuable role. They serve as community meeting hubs, knowledge centres, a space for quiet time, or a place to meet like-minded individuals.

I have spoken to several community members and have heard how Lake Macquarie libraries are an intrinsic part of their day-to-day lives.

On Monday, I took part in the anniversary celebration at Belmont Library, with its leg of the simultaneous cake cutting ceremony across NSW.

Our local communities are also uniting across the city in the council’s Sustainable Neighbourhood programs.

Every neighbourhood group has a vision for their local community and members work on projects and activities that contribute to that.

Residents of Adamstown Heights, Charlestown, Highfields, Kahibah, Kotara South and Whitebridge are invited to get active in their community and discover local community spaces, at a neighbourhood get-together at Kahibah Memorial Park this Saturday, November 8.

I feel extremely proud to represent an amazing city that has such a strong sense of community spirit.

I remain committed to my role as mayor of Lake Macquarie until September 2016, and am passionate about doing what I can to make our community an even better place to live in, work in and play.

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