The new Melbourne Public Library (MPL) has opened its doors to visitors for the first time since it opened in the late 1970s.
The new library opened its first branch in September, opening its doors in a space that had previously been occupied by a bookshop and a coffee shop.
The branch’s new management team are taking inspiration from the original, the MELB’s former owners.MELB director David Lough said the new branch was a great example of the organisation’s ambition to be a great place for all to learn, create and explore.
“Our hope is that we can change lives and make a difference to people’s lives by bringing people together,” Mr Lough told ABC News.
“The new branch is the perfect place for people to learn in the same place, have a good time and be a part of the community.”
Topics:library,community-and-society,books-literature,library-and/oratory,community,education,education-industry,education—other,people,melbourne-3000,vic,newcastle-2300First posted October 14, 2019 11:06:18Contact Anna-Marie MolnarMore stories from New South Wales