|6 July, 1998|
Sumner Library re-opens
After 10 weeks of extensive renovations, Sumner Library has planned a special programme of events to celebrate its re-opening. Councillor Garry Moore will officially open the library on Thursday 16 July at 6.00 pm.
In addition to the official opening, the following events are being provided for the community:
- A wonderful bedtime stories session, with milk and cookies provided, will begin at 7.00pm. on 16 July. Liz Weir and Tania Gibson are accomplished storytellers, so this session will be a real treat for everyone attending.
- On Friday 17 July, customers are invited to pop in for an hour at 11.00am or 3.00pm to chat with library staff over coffee and a piece of the celebratory cake that has been made for the occasion.
- Another special storytime will be held on Saturday 18 July from 11.00 am- 12.00 pm, and more coffee and cake will be served to those visiting the Library at that time.
The Sumner Voluntary Library joined the Canterbury Public Library network last October.
A group of volunteers have recently established "The Friends of the Sumner Library" to represent the interests of library users and help promote the new library to the local community.
The $168,000 revamp means more space, comfort, and a greater variety of books, magazines, CDs, tapes and videos for both adults and children.
The new library will also offer public access to the Internet and enhanced services for housebound customers.
The Sumner Library will close on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 July to move from its temporary premises at 41B Nayland Street to its renovated building at 14 Wakefield Avenue.
Normal opening hours will resume when the Library re-opens its doors to the public on Monday 13 July at 11.00am.
Media representatives are invited to join the official opening on Thursday 16 July at 6.00pm with Councillor Garry Moore and selected guests.
For more information contact:
Sue Sutherland, Libraries Manager