An innovative and inclusive outdoor learning space at Seymour Library has opened.
The outdoor sensory area is the first of its kind at any Mitchell Shire library and will allow for creative programs to be run for people of all ages and abilities.
The upgrade was funded by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Program ($100,000) and Mitchell Shire Council ($33,334).
Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said a dedicated wet area for painting and craft activities, garden area and access to the library’s Wi-Fi had turned a once drab and disused outdoor area into a vibrant learning hub.
“This new space is bright, fun and will provide greater opportunities for people to collectively explore and develop interests, get creative, share experiences and learn new skills,” Cr Sanderson said.
“It will also promote childhood development and social connectedness.
“The library is a safe and inclusive space that welcomes all members of our diverse community and the outdoor space will hopefully bring even more people in to visit and explore the fantastic range of services on offer.”
Cr Sanderson thanked the Victorian Government and Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, for their investment in the Seymour community.
“This project is an excellent example of how we can all work together to deliver fantastic outcomes for our communities of today and for our communities of the future,” Cr Sanderson said.
For more information of Council’s library services, visit www.libraries.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au, call 5734 6200 or drop into a Customer and Library Service Centre at Broadford, Kilmore, Seymour or Wallan