PORT Stephens Council’s (PSCC) Library Services Officer Vicki Bailey was on hand recently to present framed certificates of appreciation to the volunteers at the Tilligerry Community Library.
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The Library is run entirely by unpaid volunteers and has existed in one form or another for well over 30 years.
The first ‘Library’ was situated in a private residence before a Deposit Station was established in the recently vacated Lemon Tree Passage School in 1982. It was open for just two hours on two days each week.
PSSC purchased the former RSL Hall on the main road and the Deposit Station relocated in 1997.
A name change saw the Tilligerry Community Library come into being in the year 2000.
In 2008 TACE (Tilligerry Adult and Community Education) augmented the options available and installed computers in the library for public use. It also provided a photocopying and emailing service as well as a facility which assisted those needing help with the operational problems associated with computers and mobile phones.
Vicki Bailey said, “TACE has brought much needed services to the community and has proved a lasting and productive partnership.”
Ms Bailey also thanked Co-ordinator Marcia Lancaster for her long time involvement and ended in saying, “I just hope that you all know just how much we (PSSC) appreciate your dedication and commitment in keeping this vibrant community space alive.”