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Fullarton Library re-vamp.

June 9, 2015

There may be a major bone of contention at the Goodwood Library (with threats of sit-ins and pickets to protest at proposed changes) but Unley Council’s re-vamp of the Fullarton Library service has apparently  gone smoothly and seamlessly.

A new format –the Readers’  Advisory Service– has been introduced to support the transition from a browsing library to a pick-up and drop-off facility.The service is managed by the Library and implemented with the help of volunteers (Reader Advisors).Opening hours are consistent with the current library opening hours (Monday 11.a.m to 1.p.m., Tuesday 12.30 to 3.p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. to 1.p.m.

Volunteer reader advisors will be present to help with new reads and specific genre authors, and to recommend additional material. And all requested library items can be picked up or returned at any time that the Community Centre is open.

The new service will be launched on Monday, June 29 at 11.a.m. This will provide a seamless transition of the library service and ensure that all patrons feel supported.


P.s. Wandered down to Goodwood Library this afternoon. Eight people using the “wasted space”.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Georgie permalink
    June 9, 2015 12:53 pm

    Fullarton Library was really just an outpost and not a fully fledged library.
    It has limited open hours.
    On the other hand, Goodwood Library is a real Library and not an outpost.
    It stands on its own right.
    I hope that you are not suggesting that Goodwood can be reduced to being run by a Readers’ Advisory Service.


    • cllrmikehudson permalink*
      June 9, 2015 2:01 pm

      I am not suggesting anything of the kind AT THIS STAGE. But, given the inflammatory front page of today’s so-called newspaper, it might be that those raging against rate rises should, if they want to see reductions in the increases, look at contracting some services.
      Everyone would be happy to see a major cut in rate increases, but it must not be in their particular sphere of interest. People want more open space (we have the smallest percentage in the metropolitan area). They want navigable footpaths. More trees.
      More of everything except rates!
      Unley is, as I have preached/warned persistently, facing major projects in the next decade. Flood prevention, more expensive upgrades to that holy of holies at the eastern end of Oxford Terrace, a revamp of Unley Central, upgrading of King William Road, etc etc. Everybody (well, at least the majority) will howl if their particular pet project hits the skids. Just as they will howl with rising rates.
      It’s a precarious balancing act. Not one that I particularly look forward to.
      Sorry to be the prophet of doom, but I have never been one to sugar-coat a contentious situation.


  2. Kilton permalink
    June 9, 2015 2:08 pm

    if the council can close Fullarton library, then surely it has closing Goodwood in mind.
    maybe testing the waters.
    this is totally unacceptable. Goodwood Library must remain open and operate as it does now. it’s a fantastic facility and so popular.


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