Kogarah Library 10th Anniversary

Kogarah Library 10th Anniversary

Kogarah Library and Cultural Centre celebrated its 10th anniversary in the Kogarah Town Square on 26 November 2015 with a full day of activities for the community.

There was a range of creative, engaging and educational activities including a community art project, lead by local artist Don Kibble, who created a montage of scenes of the library and its place in Kogarah. Visitors to the library who joined in the festivities were invited to contribute to this piece by adding their own designs and colours.

During the day a number of local groups including BookChat, Oatley Writer’s Group, the Quilting Group and International Games group, showcased their work and shared their creative projects with the community.

An interesting history of the Kogarah Library service was delivered by the Local Studies Librarian and, the Mayor of the City of Kogarah, Councillor Stephen Aguis, had the honour of cutting the beautiful book cake together with Library Manager, Wilma Bancroft. 

The past decade has seen a lot of changes take place at Kogarah library. Some highlights include free internet access and WIFI, online access to become a library member ,  an extensive collection of English Language resources, the introduction of graphic novels, a comprehensive collection in community languages and learning English, shared collections with SWIFT libraries, a roving reference service, friendship groups and makers groups such as the Knitting Group and Quilters.

Kogarah Library has enjoyed a wonderful decade of connecting with the community and providing spaces to inspire literacy, creativity and a sense of belonging and library staff look forward to being part of this for the next ten years and beyond.

10th Anniversary Event Photographs