The Hindmarsh Shire Council is counting its blessing after receiving more than $85,000 from the Victorian Government to revitalise the Nhill library.
The Victorian Government Living Libraries grant program will be put $87,500 towards the Nhill Library with a co-contribution by Hindmarsh Shire Council, taking the overall budget for the Nhill library update to more than $100,000.
"It will be an exciting time for residents of Nhill to have a new look library, bringing all Hindmarsh Shire Libraries into the future by providing updated and modern spaces that complement our new services and library experiences," Hindmarsh Shire Council Cr Ron Ismay said.
"Council was excited to be part of the 2021 round of the Living Libraries program as it is the biggest in the grants history."
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As part of the Nhill Library upgrades, the Hindmarsh Shire would like to create a more welcoming space for all multicultural community members, families, young adults, and visitors to the area.
Hindmarsh Shire has previously received grants from the living libraries funding to build new libraries at Dimboola and Rainbow and create a new library space in Jeparit.
"I'm proud of our new buildings and the new library structure Hindmarsh Shire has established to create a new modern library service," Cr Ismay said.
The refurbishment of Nhill library will include internal works that will secure the building's heritage, new shelving, furnishings, gaming consoles and break out spaces for young adult areas, junior spaces and room for activities and nursing mother's spaces.
"I'm thrilled for the Nhill community and the opportunity to create a space not just for learning and literacy development but in the opportunity to create an engaged space for social inclusion and community connection," Cr Ismay said.
The renovations to Nhill Library are expected to be complete by the end of the year.
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