Member for Goulburn Pru Goward has announced $100,349 in funding for Yass Valley and Upper Lachlan Shire Councils under the 2016/17 Public Libraries Infrastructure Grant program.
Ms Goward said the grants are part of $4 million worth of funding for 31 public library projects across NSW.
“As a proud supporter of public libraries, I am thrilled to be able to support these two projects to develop and improve services for our communities,” Ms Goward said
Funding is available for library buildings or mobile libraries as well as major ICT projects.
Yass Valley Council has pledged to spend $66,842 towards new LMS and RFID technology. Upper Lachlan Shire Council will be spending their $33,507 on the installation of a new library management system, LIBERO, in Crookwell and Gunning Libraries.
NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin welcomed the funding boost for NSW public libraries.
“The Berejiklian Government is proud to be supporting public libraries and the important work they do in our communities through these grants. This funding allocation brings NSW Government support for public libraries in 2016/17 to almost $32.5 million,” Mr Harwin said.
The Public Library Infrastructure Grants program is administered by the State Library of NSW on behalf of the Library Council of NSW.