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Library survey shows service is vital for Somerset

SOMERSET Libraries has received an overwhelming vote of support as part of a recent community survey.

Published: September 4th 2019

SOMERSET Libraries has received an overwhelming vote of support as part of a recent community survey.

Almost 90 per cent of the 321 respondents said the libraries at Esk, Kilcoy, Lowood and Toogoolawah were ‘vital for enriching the Somerset community’.

Three library members including Kilcoy resident Lyn Harmer and Fernvale’s Kaylene Baldacchino won iPad and sphero packs valued at $800 for completing the survey.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said community engagement helped inform council decisions and improve its services in line with expectations.

“The survey told us our library branches are hubs for learning,” Cr Lehmann said.

“Library facilities were rated ‘very good’, and while that’s something to be proud of, we do have areas of improvement including the possible introduction of new community programs.

“Somerset Regional Council continues to listen to the community – we are currently trialling extended hours at Toogoolawah Library based on feedback from our members that the facility needs to be more accessible.

“I thank everyone who had their say on the future of Somerset Libraries by taking part in the survey, and congratulate our three competition winners.”

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An image of Lyn Harmer and Kaylene Baldacchino.

Somerset Libraries competition winners Lyn Harmer and Kaylene Baldacchino.

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