Parkes Shire Library is going to reinvent itself with an innovative and modern expansion project to deliver new dynamic art, cultural and education spaces including a gallery and an intergenerational maker space.
The award-winning library service is the Shire's main cultural space. The demand for cultural experiences and learning opportunities has outgrown the 18 year old building.
The new architecturally designed indoor and outdoor facility will provide an additional 455m2 of space including a gallery, maker space, meeting rooms, additional space for children's programs, quiet study, places to connect with technology and 'green areas' - a space for everyone!
This project is a result of years of community consultation and feedback. More than 100 groups and organisations helped develop the concepts for the new facility, which will continue to meet the needs of the Shire and region, providing access to art and cultural experiences that are currently not available to our community.
While the exciting new library space is being built, Parkes Shire Library are relocating to 2/250 Clarinda Street, Parkes.
The Library will be closed throughout August to allow us to relocate to our new space in Clarinda Street. Some of our services will continue to available during this period, including:
- On-line collections and resources
- Extended loan period
- Increased number of items that can be borrowed
The Branch libraries at Peak Hill, Trundle and Tullamore will continue to operate as normal.
The project is jointly funded by the NSW Government under the Regional Cultural Fund, the Public Library Infrastructure Fund and Parkes Shire Council.