Discover more during Library and Information Week
  • Tuesday 26 April 2016
library and information weekDuring Library and Information Week (May 23 to 28), the community is invited to discover the many services and resources on offer at their favourite Sunshine Coast Council library.

Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the theme for the 2016 Library and Information Week is “Discover More” and “Fabulous Finds” giving libraries the opportunity to showcase their value to the community in a fun way.

Councillor Jenny McKay said the 2015 Sunshine Coast Social Strategy highlighted the importance of people and places being connected.

“Our libraries play an important role in this area by providing vibrant community hubs where people from all walks of life can connect and interact whether it is with other people or with the multitude of free programs and services available,” Cr McKay said.

“During Library and Information Week we encourage residents, whether they are regulars or not at their local library, to venture in and discover the endless services and resources available.

“With an exciting range of events planned to celebrate the Week there will literally be something to suit all ages and all tastes.

“Why not enjoy a live music sessions with local musicians and then find out more about the free online music resources available.

“Library staff will be on hand to demonstrate and showcase the extensive catalogue and databases. And to add to the celebration, free morning and afternoon teas will also be provided.

“If you are a musician, and would like to be part of the celebration, you can now express your interest in being one of the performers. All you need to do is register via the library website.”

Division 8 Councillor Jason O’Pray said the Maroochydore Library was getting into the swing of things with best-selling Australian author and social researcher Hugh Mackay the guest speak at a special author talk from 6pm on Thursday, May 26.

“Hugh will be discussing his new book Beyond Belief about the declining role of religion in society. Dr Phillip Ablett, Lecturer of Sociology from University of Sunshine Coast will chair the event.

“This is a relevant and topical discussion so don’t forget to book your seat.”

Children will have a special place in the Library and Information Week program. They can join thousands across Australia in the National Simultaneous Storytime fun which will take place at exactly 11am on Wednesday May 25. This year the book is I Got This Hat by Jol and Kate Temple. This event is free and no bookings are required.”

Visit council’s library website for more details.