Port Macquarie Library Receives More Funding

Port Macquarie Library Receives More Funding

Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams has today announced $195,915 in funding for Port Macquarie-Hastings Council under the 2016/17 Public Libraries Infrastructure Grant program.

Mrs Williams said the grant is part of $4 million worth of funding for 31 public library projects across NSW.

“The money will allow the library to expand its physical space within the library’s footprint and at the same time allow for additional services for library members.

“Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has pledged to spend the $195,915 towards VRoom: Augmented Library Spaces.

“I am very pleased to again be able to assist with Council with significant funding for our library.

“Our library staff do an amazing job at what is one of the busiest regional libraries in NSW, so it was a pleasure to be able to support this grant,” Mrs Williams said.

NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin welcomed the funding boost for NSW public libraries.

“The Berejiklian Government is proud to be supporting public libraries and the important work they do in our communities through these grants. This funding allocation brings NSW Government support for public libraries in 2016/17 to almost $32.5 million,” Mr Harwin said.

The Public Library Infrastructure Grants program is administered by the State Library of NSW on behalf of the Library Council of NSW.

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