Three Geelong libraries to stay open until mid-2018
Three Geelong libraries have been offered a one-year reprieve from the Geelong City Council, which has backed away from its decision to close them by the end of September, reports the Geelong Advertiser.
City administrators committed $290,000 in funding to keep the libraries operating until 30 June 2018, with chief administrator calling for a review of all levels of library services across the city. The council’s funding for the Geelong Regional Library Corporation will rise by 5.1% to $9.74m for 2017-18.
As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Geelong council announced it would close libraries in Chilwell, Highton and Barwon Heads by the end of June, before extending the deadline until the end of September to allow for public consultation.
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