Residents are invited to have a say on the future direction of their local library through the Bundaberg Regional Libraries Community Survey 2023.
Bundaberg Regional Libraries has branches in Bundaberg, Childers, Gin Gin, and Woodgate Beach and the feedback from the survey will help to develop the Strategic Plan for 2024-2029.
The local libraries offer a diverse range of services for all ages including physical and digital resources for loan, Wi-Fi and computer use, children’s and early literacy programs, technology and digital literacy sessions and author talks.
Bundaberg Regional Council Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said the Libraries Community Survey 2023 would allow residents to have a voice about the wonderful services offered at their local library.
“Bundaberg Regional Libraries is undergoing the development of a new strategic plan for 2024-2029 and this survey is intended to provide community feedback to assist in its completion,” he said.
“It will help Council in planning for the future with focusing resources on meeting community needs while aligning with library and corporate strategic goals.
“We welcome and appreciate the feedback which will help us contribute to building Australia’s best regional community.”
Cr Learmonth said feedback from the community was important as it would assist with future planning and funding.
“In addition to guiding the libraries’ future direction, a strategic plan is a requirement of the libraries’ annual reporting to the State Library of Queensland,” he said.
“The State Library provides annual grant funding to libraries for the purchase of library materials and the First 5 Forever early childhood literacy program.”
The Bundaberg Regional Libraries Community Survey is open until 4.45 pm Wednesday 31 May 2023 and it can be completed online here.
Alternatively paper copies can be found at all library branches and Council customer service centres.
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Upon moving to Bargara I inquired about a library, my daughter drove me to Bundeburg and I became a member. The library is one of the nicest I have ever used. Very light, clean and knowledgeable staff. I pick up 15 books at a time and it just takes me about half an hour. The selection is amazing, much more diverse than my last local library. Thank you so much
Totally agree. It is the best institution in Bundaberg and the staff are wonderful. The information classes are exactly what’s required for those like myself who need more educating in modern technology. The JP service is a real plus. I would just like the cup of tea/coffee corner to be open in the afternoon too. (There’s always someone wants more!)