A new touch screen booking system for meetingrooms and steel bicycle stands are set to become some of the features of theMount Beauty Library.
Alpine Council has released its concept plans for the library.
The old building was damaged in January when strong winds during aviolent storm,which some described as a mini tornado,ripped away the roofandblew out a window.
Rain thendamaged a sixth of the readingcollection.
But readers were able to get back to their books in a temporary locationin the auditoriumadjacent to the Mount BeautyVisitor Information Centre.
Councilasset development managerWill Jeremy asked for public comment into the new library plans so they could be part of the design process.
“The Mount Beauty Library is a key hub for the local communityand it is important that we consult with the community during the design process to ensure that we deliver facilities which best support the community needs,” he said.
“The draft concept plan is now on public exhibition and I encourage residents to have a look at it, and if they want to make a submission to council they will need to do so byMarch 18.”
The new library willfeature an improved control desk for staff, a large areafor books and a children’s section.
The outside will also be redeveloped with a verandaand large balcony.
Library staff have reassured the community insurance willcover the long-term replacement of damaged books andstorytime reading sessions have already resumed.
Alpine Council will put itsdraft concept planon public exhibition for 14 days at the council offices in Brightandthe temporarylibrary.
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