As another financial year comes to a close, we would like to once again to publicly acknowledge our wonderful financial supporters.
Firstly, our very sincere thanks must go once again to Sunshine Coast Council who, through Community Partnership Funding, contributes a substantial grant towards our Rent, Insurance, Ongoing Maintenance and Communications. We are very grateful for Council’s support over the years, as the provision of monies from this grant helps to free up funds to go towards the purchase of the latest release books from all genres. These genres are covered in Ordinary Print, Large Print and Audio Books, all of which are very much appreciated by our readers, including the recipients of our Books on Wheels service which operates in all weather on alternate Thursdays all through the year.
Secondly, our thanks must go to the Federal Government Department of Social Services for a grant received from Volunteer Grants 2015. A large portion of this was directed towards helping our volunteers with their fuel costs. A new Vacuum cleaner was purchased, along with 2 new chairs to make our volunteer reception workers more comfortable. New ceiling fans were installed in both the library and our upstairs workroom. These were very well received by our reception staff and other librarians, volunteer book repairers and book sale workers, particularly during our long, hot summer.
We also purchased an urn, 2 ceramic moveable heaters, fire extinguishers for upstairs and downstairs, an offsite portable external hard drive and internet security. It is wonderful to be able to help our volunteer workers by making their working conditions more comfortable and to provide them with up to date technology.
Without the help of our Local, State and Federal Governments, we would find it difficult to continue to serve the needs of our local community and once again we thank them most sincerely.