Ulladulla Library and Visitors’ Centre relocated after water damage

The Ulladulla branch of Shoalhaven Libraries is currently relocating to the Milton Library due to water damage. Shoalhaven Council released the following media release this week:”Following the recent heavy rain event, Council staff has identified water damage within the Ulladulla Library and Visitors Centre.As a result it has become necessary to relocate the Library and Visitors Centre services to the Milton Library from Thursday 25 October.The Milton Library will operate between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and between 9am-2pm on Saturdays.

The Visitors Centre operations at the Milton Library will operate in a limited role, providing customer service, some brochures and bookings.

This will be an interim arrangement while the Civic Centre damage is assessed in detail.

Once the full extent of the building issues are known longer term arrangements will be implemented.

The cause of the damage will be repaired as part of the redevelopment of the Ulladulla Library, Visitors Centre and Civic Centre site due to commence in early 2013.

Shoalhaven City Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by the relocation.

Please contact Noela Lim, Manager, Shoalhaven Libraries and Community Services on 4429 3702 or Ben Harnwell, Acting Tourism Manager on 4429 3248 if you have any queries.”


Greetings from Ulladulla Library

Welcome to this special post from Ulladulla Library Staff and thank you for inviting us to join your blog.

It is now spring and Grow, the National Year of Reading theme for September, is appropriate for this time of year when there is so much new growth.  At Ulladulla Library the monthly display is featuring books on gardening and the display is constantly being refilled with books on organic life, pest control and plant identification.

The idea of growing is continued with the permanent images of a child reading under a tree over the junior section and also a tree over the local history section encouraging people to “climb your family tree”.

Another area where the staff see growth is the children who regularly attend the library with today being a preschool story-time, where “Feathers for Phoebe” (the book from last year’s National Simultaneous Storytime) is going to be read.

Chess Club had their party last Thursday, and long-time players have been growing in skill with new members joining and learning from those who have been here longer.

As readers, we grow from that first picture book through to classic literature such as Charles Dickens or Jane Austen, or reading biographies.

The recent “Get Reading” campaign was taken up with enthusiasm. Booklets about the 50 Books you must read were flying off the shelf, offering readers a chance to grow the selection of authors they enjoy.