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Help us make our libraries even more to more people

Fancy a night out at the library?

Do you wish there was more on offer in your area during the evening? Would it surprise you to know that our Council-run libraries might be the answer?

We're investigating the feasibility of opening up library spaces for additional nighttime activations and seeking inspiration from our community.

We've got some fabulous spaces sitting empty once libraries have closed. These are your spaces! How would you use them? Get creative and post your ideas below.

Your input will help us understand how we can use our library spaces in innovative ways to invigorate our town and village centres and meet diverse needs.

Ideas board closes Sunday 9 August 2020.


Ideas board

Tell us what you think on the ideas board below. A few tips to get you started:

  • How would you use our library spaces in the evening to maximise their potential?
  • What location would be best suited to your idea?
  • What's missing in your area?
  • What types of activities, programs and events would you be keen to attend at your local library?
As much as we love to support local businesses, posts of a commercial nature are not permitted on the ideas board and will be removed.

Did you know?

Our libraries on the Northern Beaches are community hubs that offer a range of services. Prior to the current restrictions, we ran some very successful activities, including:

  • author talks and readings
  • local history talks
  • sustainability workshops
  • family orientated 'fun nights'
  • HSC study and pizza nights.

Last year, over 3000 people attended after-hours activities in our libraries, including over 1600 youth/teens.

We have an opportunity now, while our libraries are quieter than usual, to capture new interests and plan for future programming.

For information about current services, check out the Library website.

Project manager

Name Heather Thomson, Service Capability Manager, Library Services
Phone 1300 434 434
Email council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au