Marsden Library celebrates 10 years of service to the community
Published: 11 November 2016
Logan City Council’s Marsden Library has celebrated 10 years of service to the community with an impressive record of service.
Officially opened on 8 November 2006, by then Mayor and Division 5 Councillor Graham Able, the library has received almost two million visits and lent more than 2.2 million books to members over the past 10 years.
Councillor Steve Swenson, Chairperson of the Sports and Community Services Committee said the library had proved to be a valuable community resource and centre for activity, reflecting the role of modern libraries.
“Marsden Library is much more than a collection of books, resources and information,” he said.
“The Sensory Space opened on December 3, 2015 following a grant from the State Library of Queensland. This provides an inclusive, hands-on environment for children with and without special needs to explore and learn using their senses”.
“All of our city’s libraries are gathering places for the community and Marsden Library is no different, hosting events for more than 65,000 people over the past 10 years.
“Its Internet-connected computers have had more than 300,000 users providing a wide range of residents – and particularly students – with a vital connection to information.
“Marsden Library welcomes approximately 200 new members each month, including refugee arrivals who often depend on library resources and assistance from our staff to successfully access services as they settle in to the community.
“Our nine libraries continue to grow and provide a huge range of vital community support including meeting venues, information, communications, technology and educational services for all sectors of the community."