Gawler Public Library is turning 30 and we’re inviting you to help us celebrate.
The Library was opened to the public on Wednesday 16 October, 1985. During its thirty years providing reading material, resources and services to the community, the library has hosted many displays and creative competitions, provided activities for adults and children, made available community information, supported lifelong learning and delivered resources to those unable to visit the library directly. It has done this with the support of volunteers and the Friends of Gawler Library. As we entered the digital age, the library was instrumental in providing local, free access to the internet and WiFi, making accessible many virtual services to the community. Now, as a member of the OneCard Library Network, Gawler Public Library provides access to the combined resources of 130 public libraries across South Australia. There is much to celebrate!
At the request of the Friends of Gawler Library, we are creating a Memory Wall to highlight the many wonderful moments of our 30 year history as a public library. We invite you to contribute your library memories to add to the Wall. You can do this by filling out a library feedback form (write ‘Memory Wall’ on the top), emailing us thoughts, words or images (email@example.com with subject-line: Memory Wall) or delivering print material to staff in the library (Gawler and Evanston Gardens).
We have some great activities planned in early October as we approach our anniversary.
For Children & Teens
Special Birthday Preschool storytime sessions October 15 & 16
Celebrating with birthday cupcakes and door prizes October 16
Transition: The Library and Gawler Connect
Gawler Public Library is in a state of transition with plans for its future being developed at this point. The Gawler Connect Project and the Library Strategic Review will help shape our library for the next 30 years.
In recognition of this, Transitions was the theme of this year’s Gawler Short Story Competition and we thank those who entered. Winners will be announced October 31.
The Library will be a key component of the exciting Gawler Connect project and we are asking you to help review the services and programs we provide you now and into the future. You can give us your thoughts by completing the Gawler Library Survey. Hard copies of the survey can be found at the library (at Gawler and Evanston Gardens) or you can complete the survey online by clicking http://svy.mk/1E8Z8Rb
The survey closes Saturday September 26 and feedback will inform our future Library Service as we Transition through the Gawler Connect Project. To stay informed about this exciting library development, visit the library (Gawler and Evanston Gardens) to view our Transition: The Library and Gawler Connect display boards (from October) and follow us on Facebook and WordPress for regular updates.