Tweed Heads Library grand reopening on Friday (December 8)

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THE TWEED Heads Library grand reopening will go ahead on Friday, December 8, after delays due to the completion of finishing touches on the heritage building, as well as checking fire and emergency systems.

Tweed Shire Council said in a media statement that it would provide “further notice that we are ready to open the doors to the public” with an opening date released as Friday, December 8.

“We apologise to community members about any further inconvenience caused by the delay,” Council’s Director of Community and Natural Resources, Tracey Stinson, said.

“However, we need to make sure all the works are finalised and documentation is in place to ensure the safety and welfare of library staff and users.

“The community has been very supportive and cooperative with Richmond Tweed Regional Library staff during the interim measures to maintain library services while the upgrade is underway.”

In Council media statement Ms Stinson said Council was doing everything we can to ensure the contractor completes the work needed to comply with all the emergency and safety requirements to enable the library to open as soon as possible.

“So there will be added celebration by Council, the RTRL and community members when this wonderful new library is finally open for business,” she said.

“The process of transforming this ageing building into a very modern and functional library space has been a major project, and we are very excited about showing the public the finished product.

“However, we’ll just have to hold off a little longer because Council needs to ensure that all fire and emergency systems are checked and signed off before we can allow the public into the building.”

The library staff have done a superb job of adding the new electronic tagging to all books and returning them to the shelves.

We would ask the public to delay their much anticipated visit to the Tweed Library until we provide further notice that we are ready to open the doors to the public.

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