Contemporising Barossa Libraries11 Feb. 2022
We are seeking community feedback on a Barossa Libraries Review which proposes wide-ranging improvements to contemporise and strengthen library services.
The review proposes changes that respond to emerging community needs and the library’s role in social inclusion and community wellbeing.
Key changes include:
- Mount Pleasant Library developed as a Southern hub for customer services
- Closure of Angaston Library and potential transition to a social inclusion space
- Relocation of the local history collection from Nuriootpa to Tanunda as a ‘local history hub’ aligned with the Barossa Visitor Centre
- Review of operating hours across branches including weekend/late-night opening hours
- Introduction of a mobile library with a dedicated Library vehicle
- Community/sensory garden at Nuriootpa utilising the outdoor green space
- Modernisation of Nuriootpa and Lyndoch branches
- Annual formal evaluation of library programs and services
- Cross-sector working group to meet needs of children and those who are vulnerable
Mayor Bim Lange said the consultation reflects social changes brought about by Covid and upward pressures on family and community.
“Community input into the survey is vital so we can balance the needs of traditional and contemporary library users to match services to people.”
The survey is open from 12 February to 10 March at yoursay.barossa.sa.gov.au. Hard copy surveys are also available at library branches.
Mount Pleasant Library - FAQs
These FAQs respond to common questions from the community around the proposed improvements to Mount Pleasant Library as part of the Barossa Library Services Review. Please read this information in conjunction with the consultation documents available at yoursay.barossa.sa.gov.au