When the Moreton Bay Regional Council built The Corso at North Lakes, part of the plan was to close down the Kallangur Library so they could pool resources into a larger library inside The Corso.
However, in doing so, they didn’t just take Kallangur’s Library away from them. They took away a local Kallangur community meeting place, a place in Kallangur where kids could read books, listen to stories and learn new things about the world around them.
Finally, after 3yrs, Kallangur will get a new library, but not just any library, a community library with books donated by members of the community and run by volunteers from the community. When Kallangur wants something done, it seems like the Kallangur community spirit never fails to provide.
Spearheaded by Belinda Norrie and Valmae Rose, the Kallangur Community Library now has 16 volunteers, over 3000 books and will be located in the Marsden Families Program Hall at 21 Marsden Rd, Kallangur.
Thanks to the support of our local community, books have flooded in and to date we’ve received at least 3,000 books and have 16 volunteers. Therefore we no longer require books and suggest any book donations go to a local charity like the Salvos, Lifeline or Save the Children.
Belinda, Valmae and the volunteers are hoping to open the library in August 2018. It is expected there will be an opening ceremony that the public will be invited to attend. We will update this article when the announcement is made.
“We should be able to open 10am to 2pm two to three days per week plus at least one afternoon per week for the school kids.” says Belinda. However, initially while volunteers still organise their schedules the library might have to open with minimal hours.
You can follow them on Facebook via this link: Kallangur Community Library