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Seaford Junior Library

Postby Noel Tudball » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:33 pm


UPDATES:
  1. Also see Seaford Community Centre Upgrades - http://www.seafordcc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=68
  2. Due to the refurbishment of Seaford Community Centre the Seaford Junior Library will be closed from 19th June 2015 Story-time Session will recommence on Tuesday 14th July at Seaford Primary School Library, 10 McRae Street Seaford
  3. All enquiries please call Frankston Library 03 9784 1020 or visit http://library.frankston.vic.gov.au/
Some of you may know that the Library was recently facing a funding crisis.
It is with great pleasure that we learned that the Library will now be adequately funded in a joint venture with Frankston City Council.

Here is the President’s recent message:

Hi Supporters of the Seaford Junior Library (SJL),
Just to let you know the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed with Frankston City Library!!!!

The key wins for the Children of Seaford include $1,000 pa for materials and $1,500 pa for books and Bev is employed for 16 hours per week at market value not $21/hr.

I would like to thank Natacha (Treasurer) and Marijke (Secretary) for all your time and commitment to saving the Library. I'm very proud that we secured the future of the Seaford Junior Library so more Parents and Grandparents can come to this valuable community service and learn more about the important role they play by reading aloud everyday and how it sets their child up for success at school and connect with others going though the same experiences.

I would also like to thank all the Councillors of Frankston City Council for recognising the valuable resource the SJL is to the local Community especially Councillor Rebekah Spelman and Councillor Glenn Aitken for their time and effort in ensuring the MOU adequately protected the essence of what is so special about the SJL. Also from Frankston City Council Gill Kay, General Manager and Kim Kearsey, Library Manager for working through all the details of the MOU.

I would also like to thank our Federal MP Bruce Billson for securing funding that has helped FCC to meet some of the cost of taking over the library and Donna Bauer our local State MP for speaking up on behalf of the SJL members to ensure that this Early Childhood Literacy Program was not lost due to budget cuts.

I would also like to thank the Seaford Community Committee for showing their support for the library on behalf of our community to Frankston Council and for the Chairman, Noel Tudball for attending the signing of the MOU meeting.

The level of support the SJL has received from the community has been overwhelming and comforting. In an era where communities are breaking down it is great to see that there is a strong sense of belonging here in Seaford. What a great place to live and bring up children.

Having the MOU signed now allows the Council to apply for grant money that will be invested in redeveloping the Seaford Community Centre...about time!!!
Onwards and upwards for Seaford.

Thanks
Melinda Shelley
President Seaford Junior Library

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Re: Seaford Junior Library

Postby Noel Tudball » Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:08 pm



FRANKSTON City Council has received a $150,000 grant towards the redevelopment of a Seaford Library!

http://www.donnabauer.com.au/media-releases/one-for-the-books/


FRANKSTON City Council has been given $150,000 towards the redevelopment of a Seaford Library.

Carrum MP Donna Bauer said the announcement was fantastic news for the Seaford community.

The project will see the Seaford Junior Library redeveloped to provide a library accessible to all members of the community.

Situated within the Seaford Community Centre, the redevelopment will include a refurbishment of meeting rooms to be used by the library service, an outdoor courtyard for reading, study or use of the free wifi.

The council customer service centre will also be housed within the facility, allowing for extended opening hours of 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and 9am-12pm on Saturdays.

Mrs Bauer said the announcement was particularly exciting for the Seaford Junior Library, which this year celebrates its 50th year.

“Minister for Local Government Tim Bull accepted my invitation to visit the library at the end of April and he was able to see for himself the great work librarian Bev Motteram and her supportive committee does in the local community,” Mrs Bauer said.

“During that visit, the Minister was told about our push to get funding for a library redevelopment, and I am thrilled that he has responded so quickly. The Seaford Junior Library has been and is an important asset to this community. This funding means that all members of the community can enjoy the facilities.”

Frankston Mayor Darrel Taylor said he too, was delighted with the news.

“This redevelopment will be an asset for all the community, and secure the future of the junior library, which specialises in books for preschool and primary school-aged children. The services it provides are a great asset to young families in the area. I would like to thank the Member for Carrum for her ongoing support for this redevelopment,” Cr Taylor said.

The grant is part of the Victorian Coalition Government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Program to support councils and regional libraries in the enhancement of public library facilities across Victoria.

Forty-five projects have been successful in receiving $12.4 million over three funding rounds of the program between 2011-13, and the government has now allocated an additional $17.2 million over four years.
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Re: Seaford Junior Library

Postby Noel Tudball » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:34 am



UPDATE - also see Seaford Community Centre Upgrades - http://www.seafordcc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=68


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