Our library turns 50
Earlier this week the Maitland City Library building officially marked 50 years since it was constructed in 1968. The building continues to stand as sturdy as ever and it brings so much vibrancy and personality to Central Maitland.
Maitland Library has become a service that offers much more than just books with locals using the library for many different reasons. The library also offers a huge range of digital and audio books, historical collections, access to PCs and if you head to the library website you can even try out some of the new podcasts.
There is also the hugely popular Look Who’s Talking program which went from strength to strength this year and attracted some amazing individuals like former Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs, musician Christine Anu, comedian Ben Law and journalist Tracey Spicer.
I believe libraries are crucial to the health of a community and I know for a fact that Maitland Library is hugely appreciated in this area. With branch libraries in Central Maitland, East Maitland, Thornton and Rutherford, we really are spoilt for choice and we should count ourselves lucky.
If you are a local who doesn’t visit our libraries often, I strongly urge you to because you will find a wealth of knowledge and some surprising events, facilities and services that you may not expect.
Calling all young people
I would also like to encourage those aged between 12 and 25 who currently live, work or study in Maitland to submit a nomination for the 2019 Maitland Youth Week Grant Program Committee.The Committee is responsible for assessing applications and allocating funding to successful grant recipients under the Council governed Maitland Youth Week Grant Program. The program provides funding to local groups and service providers to organise Youth Week celebrations across Maitland between 10 and 18 April 2019.
Nominations are open until Monday 10 December 2018, so to find out more and to apply click here.