Mount Pleasant Library refurbishment
The Mount Pleasant library is undergoing a refurbishment to provide a fresh, contemporary library space for the community and allow room for a range of pop-up Council and library services.
Stage 1 is complete; the library interior and some of the exterior has been repainted, and the front garden updated and replanted with a selection of native and colourful plants.
Stage 2 is also complete; the library has new, lower, mobile shelving to improve the ways the space can be used and accessibility for the community; a quiet reading space has been created; and the children's area expanded to allow space to hold programs.
Responses to the community consultation were collated and presented at the Council meeting on 18 April 2023. The full report can be found in the agenda on page 452 Agendas and minutes • The Barossa Council. Recommended actions in the report include:
- trialing a range of children and adult library programs - Rattle and Rhyme was run weekly in the first half of 2023; several adult workshops and programs have been offered, including local history and pottery.
- exploring opportunities to connect and collaborate with local groups (e.g. local artists displaying their artwork, guest presenters at library groups) - a new craft group meets on Mondays.
- collaborate with the Visitor Information Centre to register the Mount Pleasant Library as a Visitor Information Outlet
- collaborate with the Council Volunteer Coordinator to examine and develop volunteer opportunities
- pursue an engineer's report on the accessibility of the library building and seek recommendations for improvements.