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Nanango library will be moved into a donga next to the South Burnett Energy Centre for six months as part of an extensive refurbishment of the former Nanango Shire Council Chambers

April 24, 2019

Nanango library will be turned into a boutique library for six months during the refurbishment of the former Nanango Shire Council Chambers.

On Wednesday, South Burnett Regional Council announced it had abandoned an earlier plan to temporarily rehouse the library in the South Burnett Energy Centre.

Instead, it will move the library to a transportable donga in the first bus bay adjacent to the Energy Centre’s courtyard.

The library will close for eight days from April 29 to allow core materials to be shifted either to the donga or to storage.

It will reopen on Wednesday, May 8, as a boutique library and remain that way for the next six months.

Books will be rotated through the library each month.

Services such as ordering from the catalogue and reserving books will still be possible, however some of the special activities usually offered at the library will be relocated to other Council facilities in Nanango, such as Ringsfield House.

The library will be closed on Saturdays and customer contact and library staff and Visitor Information Centre volunteers will operate out of the South Burnett Energy Centre.

The library is expected to move back into the refurbished Nanango building towards the end of the year.

After this, services and operating hours will return to normal.

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Meanwhile, Wondai’s Customer Service Centre and the Col Morris Library across Mackenzie Street will both be out of action from May 13 to 19.

The buildings will be closed for a week to allow the library to be moved into the recently refurbished Customer Service Centre.

During the week the library is closed, returns can still be made using the after-hours chute at the Col Morris Library building.

The library will reopen in Wondai’s Customer Service Centre next to Wondai Town Hall on Monday, May 20.

Opening hours for both the Customer Service Centre and library will be 8:30am to 4:30pm, Mondays to Fridays.

Both will close for lunch between 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

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