Ku-ring-gai Council was the first local government area in Sydney to offer a library service to its residents back in 1945.
Council signed the Library Act of 1944 and Ku-ring-gai’s library was set up the following year in the Council Chambers at Gordon.
The 75th birthday celebrations began with Library Lovers Day launched by Mayor Jennifer Anderson on 14 February at Gordon Library.
The day included:
- Birthday morning tea
- Unveiling of digital newsstand known as the Pressreader which is delivered via a ‘Smart Table’ installed with the latest issues of 7000 newspapers and magazines in more than 60 languages
- Displays of the Ku-ring-gai library service’s history
- Special storytime for young children with author and speech pathologist Sonia Bestulic
Other 75th birthday events are planned throughout the year at Ku-ring-gai’s four libraries at Gordon, Lindfield, Turramurra and St Ives. Watch this space.