Bellingen Shire Libraries Branches
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In NSW, funding for public libraries is at a crisis point!
Libraries are more than books – they are part of a valuable centres of information, of knowledge and of community.
Yearly visits to NSW public libraries have increased from 27 million in 2000 to over 35 million in 2017, but State recurrent funding has not increased to match demand and was in fact, slashed by 5% in the recent 2018 NSW Budget.
Did you know that NSW makes the lowest contribution of total funding to its public libraries of every state in Australia? At just 7.8% of total funding, NSW is far behind Victoria (18%) and Queensland (12%).
Bellingen Shire Libraries 2019/20 highlights …..did you know….
Bellingen Shire Council Community Profile
This profile provides demographic analysis for the Shire Council and its suburbs based on results from the 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing. Click to access>>
Bellingen Community Directory
- The Bellingen Neighbourhood Centre maintains a Bellingen Community Directory . You are able to download it from their website.
- Bellingen Shire Council Community Directory
A Librarian’s View
Louise Bravery from Dorrigo Library gives us an insight into her time working and living in Bellingen Shire.