1. Home

New cards for easier library experience

Library users will enjoy some added convenience with the release of new membership cards for the region’s two libraries this week.

The Armidale and Guyra libraries now share a common Armidale Regional Libraries membership card and will help streamline processes for joining and using library services.

New members are being issued with the plastic cards from this week and existing members will be able to switch to the new cards when they come into one of the libraries.

“The days of searching for library cards could be over for our customers,” the Chair of Council’s Community Welling Advisory Committee, Councillor Debra O’Brien, said.

“The new plastic cards come with an additional snap-off mini card designed to attach to keyrings and printed with its own barcode.

“Attach them to your car keys or house key and the mini card will be conveniently on-hand for a visit to the library.”

Cr O’Brien said the new cards are another step towards improved services for library users.

“Their introduction comes at a time when the library team is consulting with the community to help prepare a 21st Century Libraries Strategy for the region,” she said.

“We have had a fantastic number of people completing an online survey for the strategy, a series of community forums is underway for users and other interested people, and there are now online forums to offer a further way to provide input.”

To complete the online survey, participate in the online forum or find out more, visit the 21st Century Libraries page at https://yoursay.armidale.nsw.gov.au/

Printed copies of the survey are also available at the Guyra and Armidale libraries. 

 

Latest stories

News

Water restrictions
Armidale is currently on Level 4 water restrictions and Guyra is on Level 5.
Historic house accommodates water savings
Retrofitting a 120-year-old building to be more water efficient can have exceptional challenges – just ask the Coop family. Beth and her son Paul are working closely with Council to curb Smith House’s water consumption, in response to the Level 5 restrictions currently in place.
New airport bore supports aerial firefighting
Rural Fire Service aerial activities in the area will be provided with water from a new bore established at Armidale Regional Airport, removing a potential need to source water from town water supplies.
Test drilling brings positive signs for Guyra bores
Test drilling to locate possible ground water supplies will move to the Armidale town area next week, following success with test bores in and around Guyra.
Quicker payments to assist business
Council will pay local suppliers more quickly to help ease the financial strain being experienced by business during the current drought.
Live stream the Ordinary Council Meeting
You can now live stream the Ordinary Council Meeting 27 November 2019
Pools buzzing with school lessons
Students from many of the region’s schools are descending on Armidale’s Monckton Aquatic Centre and Guyra Swimming Pool for learn-to-swim and lifesaving lessons during November and December. Until 18 December, there will be some interruptions to lap swimming at Monckton Aquatic Centre and general admission to Guyra Swimming Pool.
Pure lessons in water security
Armidale Community Preschool has a strong emphasis on bringing its children in touch with nature. Now the preschool’s latest activity has helped to reduce its consumption of the region’s dwindling town water supply and take the Allingham Street facility towards water self-sufficiency.
Armidale Regional Plan 2040
Now is the time for the Armidale region community to share their views and opinions on the future plans for our city, towns and villages to shape our vision for growth and prosperity and give certainty and direction for the next 20 years.
Christmas in the Mall postponed
Council has made the decision to postpone the Christmas in the Mall celebrations in Armidale scheduled for tomorrow afternoon from 5pm-9pm.
Concrete action by business for water savings
Water saving has been on the radar for Armidale concrete and earthworks company Ducats for a number of years but current water restrictions have sped up its conservation efforts and brought remarkable results.