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A home for ACTs Private Library

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Glenda James, Sonia Hathaway and Cherry Foward outside Goyder st library
Private Library finds a Home
Historic moment
Indigenous community helps out Southside Community

At 11.30am, Thursday 19th April 2007, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between directors of the Aboriginal Corporation for Sporting and Recreational activities at Boomanulla Oval in Narrabundah and members of the Southside Community Library Taskforce. The taskforce was convened to establish a community library in the inner south of ACT in the wake of the closure of the Griffith public library late last year.

After much searching by the taskforce, the premises on the Boomanulla Oval site were offered as an interim measure. The premises, a large transportable, has had several uses over the years including as a boxing rink. It is sited directly opposite a bus stop. It is an ideal size and is ideally located for a community library and drop-in centre.

The Goyder Street Library, named for its address, will be staffed by volunteers and will offer a modest collection of books provided by donation. There will be a small charge for membership of the Library which is open to anyone.

The Goyder Street Library will open for business Thursday 24th May 2007 for three days a week to begin with, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am until 4pm.

The taskforce is asking for offers of money, books and help.

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