New mobile library van set for Swan Hill region

first_imgNew mobile library van set for Swan Hill region Smaller outlying communities in Swan Hill Rural City Council are set to enjoy an expanded mobile library service thanks to $267,050 from the Victorian Government.Mayor Bill Moar said funding would be used toward the purchase and fit out of a new mobile library van.“The new van would allow Council to offer more programs and activities on visits to rural communities, expand the home delivery service for older people and attend more community events.“Replacing an older vehicle, the new van will bring improved library services to rural communities across 6,000 square kilometres, including Beverford, Boundary Bend, Lake Boga, Manangatang, Nyah, Tooleybuc, Ultima, Wakool and Woorinen.“It will include a portable veranda that can be set up for outdoor events and activities,” Cr Moar said.Cr Moar said the Mobile Library was a free resource for people living in our municipality.The new mobile library will be funded by the Victorian Governments Living Libraries Infrastructure Program and Swan Hill Rural City Council and is expected to be launched in 2022. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Beverford, Boundary Bend, delivery service, Government, infrastructure, Lake Boga, local council, Manangatang, Nyah, older people, Swan, Swan Hill, Swan Hill Rural City Council, Tooleybuc, Ultima, Wakool, Woorinenlast_img read more