Yarriambiack Library Service consultations are underway, in preparation for the introduction of a new library service model from July 1st, 2020. Yarriambiack Shire recently made the decision to depart from the Wimmera Regional Library Corporation along with Hindmarsh and Northern Grampians Shires.
“The corporation model for library services has served us well for many decades, but it is time now to look at the way in which Yarriambiack Shire Council can deliver library services as part of their wider community development commitments,” Ms Holmes said.
Yarriambiack Shire Council Chief Executive Jessie Holmes said the council would maintain the static library at Warracknabeal along with its current staff, however the mobile library would be replaced with individual local community models.
Residents met with Shire representatives Gavin Blinman and Melissa Evans last fortnight to discuss any concerns they may have and look at possible scenarios for moving forward.
For many residents it was reassuring to discover that the Yarriambiack Shire would still be associated with the Swift Library Consortium , a co-operative network of public, school and TAFE libraries across Victoria with a shared catalogue, library management and booking system.
The Yarriambiack Shire will continue to collect initial consultation data throughout August before collating ideas and sharing them with communities and establishing working groups to move forward with the new model ideas.
If you would like to complete an initial consultation survey you can get a copy from the Shire Offices in Warracknabeal or Hopetoun or can download a copy from the Shire web page or contact the office to have a copy sent to you.