Stones Corner Library to turn a new page

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Stones Corner Library will soon turn a new page, with Brisbane City Council commencing refurbishment works in September to enhance lifestyle and leisure opportunities for residents in the suburbs.

Coorparoo Councillor Fiona Cunningham said Stones Corner library would undergo a $600,000 makeover, to reconfigure the floor plan to create more space, add a new children’s library, new windows for natural light and sound attenuation, and create additional toilet amenities.

“Originally a mess hall for American officers during World War Two, Council opened the building as a library in 1950,” Cr Cunningham said.

“For almost 70 years, the Stones Corner Library has provided services to residents and was the first Council library to provide a free children’s area and reference materials for educational use.

“The library provides a significant local service and in 2018-19 the library had more than 50,000 visits and loaned close to 70,000 items.”

The improvements will include a reconfigured floor plan to maximise and improve space for visitors, a new children’s library, a new small reading lounge and a new WiFi bench overlooking the garden.

Cr Cunningham said the refurbishments to Stones Corner Library was part of Council’s wider commitment to creating more to see and do in Brisbane.

“Council libraries are more than just a place to borrow books, they are vibrant hubs where the community can learn, be social and connect,” she said.

“Upgrades to the Stones Corner library are expected to be completed by December this year, and I thank the local community for their patience while we work to create a facility for all ages to enjoy.”

Stones Corner Library will continue to operate during the refurbishment project.

In 2019-20, Council has allocated more than $28 million for Brisbane’s libraries, including the completion of the Bracken Ridge library, extending library visiting hours and library refurbishments.

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Senator Amanda Stoker and Councillor Fiona Cunningham outside the Stones Corner Post Office