The Diamond Valley Library is set to undergo a major upgrade
The $850,000 upgrade to the library in Civic Drive Greensborough is funded through the Victorian Government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Program, Nillumbik Shire Council and the Yarra Plenty Regional Library Service.
Since the library was first built in 1984, there have been significant global changes in how libraries are used and the use of technology, as well as changing local community needs.
The upgrade will create a series of zones within the library including:
- An expanded kids’ zone with a new parents’ room, pram and bag storage.
- A co-working zone for micro businesses with a meeting pod and personal study areas.
- Community zone featuring a community meeting room with kitchen facilities, and multi-use area with seating for up to 80 people.
- Book Express zone at the entrance with an information desk and Top 10 book displays.
- Pop-up café and outside decking area.
- Accessible unisex toilets.
The addition of an outdoor decked area, extending into the current community garden, will encourage connection of the community, especially children, with nature, fresh food and healthy living. This will also allow us to highlight further our partnership with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation
This connection will be extended to the new community meeting room that will have kitchen facilities and provide a much-needed community meeting facility for local residents and groups.
Let us know your thoughts on the draft design by visiting Participate Nillumbik