Celebrate and discover more during Library and Information Week
  • Friday 12 May 2017
ImageDuring Library and Information Week, from May 22 to 26, you’ll be able to discover the many services and resources on offer at your favourite Sunshine Coast Council library.

The special week will also feature live music performances, street art projects, morning and afternoon teas and the annual National Simultaneous Storytime.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said our libraries played an important role in our community.

“Our Sunshine Coast Social Strategy highlighted the importance of people and places being connected,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“Each of our libraries are vibrant community hubs where people from all walks of life can connect and interact with other people or with the multitude of free programs and services available.

“During Library and Information Week, we encourage residents to discover the endless services and resources available at their local library.”

Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the theme for the 2017 Library and Information Week is “Celebrate”, giving libraries the opportunity to showcase their value to the community in a fun way.

“With an exciting range of events planned to celebrate the week there will literally be something to suit all ages and all tastes,” Cr McKay said.

Get involved in Library and Information Week
Join in and enjoy the live music jam sessions by Dave Peters and Jane Kennedy from the Meredith Jam Camp and bluegrass band Repeat Offenders. People can even find out about the free online music resources available by simply being a library member. And to add to the celebration, free scone and jam morning and afternoon teas will also be provided.

Sunshine Coast Libraries have also secured The Rythmicolur Collective, the multi-talented street artists Ben ‘Mupz’ and EJ Zyla, to complete contemporary street-style paintings with a focus on the theme of celebration. The art projects are designed to engage the community and encourage interaction with the art and artists. The community can be part of this art project at Maleny Library on Tuesday, May 23 and Beerwah Library on Thursday, May 25.

Children will have a special place in the Library and Information Week program. They can join thousands across Australia in the National Simultaneous Storytime fun which will take place at exactly 11am on Wednesday, May 24 at four library locations. This year the book is The cow tripped over the moon by Tony Wilson and Laura Wood. This event is free and no bookings are required.

Visit council’s library website for more details