Library reopening celebrated with family fun day



Fraser Coast residents are encouraged to join in the fun and festivities at the Hervey Bay Library Reopening Party on Friday 5 April, with performances from a popular children’s author and musician, special appearances by dirtgirlworld personalities, and the launch of a new seed library.

Fraser Coast Regional Librarian Tara Webb said the party had been scheduled as a school holiday event and would include the opening of the seed library, a food truck, giveaways, and a range of activities for all ages.

“We’re thrilled to welcome visitors back to the Hervey Bay Library following six months of operating out of a pop-up facility while the building underwent renovations,” she said.

“Our library now offers an improved new layout, wayfinding signage, a dedicated Children’s Library, a Toy Library, a Digital Experience zone for technology classes, complete with great spaces for study and reading.

“We can’t wait for everyone to see our much-loved library and to have some fun at the Reopening Party with some well-known personalities like children’s author and musician, Deano Yipadee, who will be singing a special song that he’s written exclusively for Errol the Frog.

“scrapboy and dirtgirl will MC the event and launch our ‘From Plant to Plate’ programme across the Fraser Coast.”

Ms Webb said the seed libraries would give local residents and community groups the chance to grow their own gardens and then donate seeds back once their plants have grown.

The Plant to Plate seed library programme has been developed with the support of a $50,000 Public Libraries Strategic Priorities Grant from the Queensland Government through the State Library of Queensland.

Seed libraries are being established at all Fraser Coast library branches at Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Howard, Burrum Heads and Tiaro.

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The festivities for the Hervey Bay Library Reopening Party will commence at 10:00 am on Friday, April 5th, and will continue until 3:00 pm.

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