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$132k granted to regional NSW mobile library for upgrades

The Clarence Valley Council has upgraded its mobile library service after being granted $132,000 by the NSW state government for a new van, reports the Daily Examiner.

The more ‘cost-efficient’ van will enable library staff to train users on the use of digital services and new technology. The funding will also mean that the mobile library can provide more targeted services to 12 outlying areas across the Clarence Valley.

‘In a future increasingly dominated by digital service delivery, residents who are unable to easily access a physical library can now gain skills and knowledge to help them through the process of becoming digitally enabled,’ said mayor Jim Simmons.

Local library services in the Clarence Valley area are set to improve even further over coming months due to its share of a record $60 million investment announced by the NSW government last month.

 

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