STAWELL - In just a period of five days the Stawell Library has completed renovations.
The renovations have been made possible through a grant application by Northern Grampians Shire Council.
While the look is new and the library layout is slightly different, the same great services are still available.
You can still catch up on the latest news, whether it be by reading the paper or by chatting and you can now do it in a flowing, spacious, comfortable library area where it is great to sit and relax or browse.
If you live out of town you are welcome to take along your your lunch and eat in the library.
There is a splash of colour for the kids. Join in story time at 10.30am on Thursdays and Fridays.
You can book now for school holiday activities. On Tuesday at 2.30pm there will be Dazzling Beaded Creatures the cost being $2.
The following Tuesday, October 2 at 11am there will be a visit by some special guests from the Halls Gap Zoo. This is a free event and bookings can be made on 53581274.
There are now more comfortable spaces for you to connect to our free wifi and you can bring in your own laptop or ipad.
The meeting room is utilised by the Stawell Biarri Group for Genealogy, Library Book Chat group on the last Friday of the month at 3pm and Community Scrabble every second Sunday at 2pm.
Call the library on 5358 1274 to book the room for meetings, interviews, etc.
Library manager, Kerry Wilson said Aspect Interiors and Terry and Heather Nolen had completed some great work during the renovation process.
The carpet that was removed from the library has been donated by the Northern Grampians Shire Council to the Salvation Army Co-operative and also the Stawell Gymnastic Club.
"Thanks also to Simon Jones from Mitre 10 and John Repper for the use of pallets and pallet trolleys which made the several relocations of the 20,000 library items somewhat easier.
"Thanks also to the Northern Grampians Shire workers who dropped in to assist and the Gifted Wombat with a donation of CD racks.
"I might add the Stawell Library staff did a great job to see the renovations completed," Kerry said.