- Wednesday 03 August 2011
The Mill Place Retail Store in the Cooroy Library now displays and sells art and craft made on the precinct.
Sunshine Coast Council’s Manager of Library and Gallery Services, Ross Duncan, said that it was a great way of supporting local artisans on the precinct who create fantastic pieces.
"Mill Place Retail Store is a welcoming space for visitors, adding to their overall experience of the wonderful Cooroy library," Mr Duncan said.
"The precinct is really growing and developing as the community hub that the residents of Cooroy wanted it to become.
"We will be selling creatively crafted ceramic and woodwork pieces made by local community members from the Cooroora Woodworkers, Camphor Laurel Timber Initiative Inc. and the ceramics workshop.
"There is a huge range of quality, creative items designed and produced at Mill Place and our hope is that the Retail Store will assist artists and woodworkers to promote and sell their creations.
The concept was developed by the Friends of Mill Place who recognised that the library could provide additional services to benefit the community in several ways.
Chair of the Friends of Mill Place Steering Committee, John Dangar, said that the group were looking for innovative ways of bringing more people into the library whilst showcasing the creative activities that occur on the precinct.
"Friends of Mill Place provide numerous volunteer hours for the management and running of Mill Place Retail Store," Mr Dangar said.
If you would like to be involved in volunteering at the retail store contact Susan at the Cooroy library on 5454 9000.