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Meet our librarians

18 Sep 2012

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Meet the team of librarians who are helping run Southbank’s newest community hub. Boyd library is settling into everyday life in Southbank and this is the team charged with the day to day running of it.

It seems everyone is enjoying Boyd and all it has to offer, especially those who are working in the main library section.

Pictured (from left to right) is Bernadine, Catherine, Noelia, Georgie and Michael.

The team has been put together from libraries across Melbourne and one member, Michael, said the fresh approach made coming to work fun for the whole team.

“Most of us have jumped ship to be here specifically. This library is unique because it’s not just a library; it’s been set up as a community centre. That was the main attraction for most of us,” Michael said.

Michael also said the reaction from the community to the library, and the community centre, had been fantastic.

“It’s the best library I’ve ever worked in, from a public point of view. It’s been the most positive and appreciative response of any community I’ve ever worked in,” he explained.

Fellow librarian Bernadine said it was rewarding to offer activities specific to the needs of an apartment-living community and the response had proven they were on the right track.

“The storytime we have three days a week is giving mums a chance to talk to other mums. Apartment living can be isolating, so it’s been great to offer that,” Bernadine said, before Michael chimed in: “The amount of prams in here on those mornings is amazing!”

For what is a smaller library than most, the variety is great. A huge range of books is complemented by magazines, DVDs and even the local newspaper!

If you haven’t been, make sure you get down to Boyd (207 City Rd) and check it out, and don’t be afraid to say hi to one of the friendly library staff.

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