Five Dock Library celebrates

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Five Dock Library is celebrating ten years in its present building.

In the early part of the twentieth century, the first library at the Five Dock School of Arts required an annual subscription to borrow. A free library service was introduced in 1966 when Drummoyne Council adopted the NSW Public Library Act. A new library was built on the site of the Five Dock School of Arts at 106 Great North Road and opened on the 8 December 1966. When the City of Canada Bay was formed in 2000, a new library service was developed to meet changing community needs and the present Five Dock Library was opened on 20 March 2004.

There will be a range of activities at Five Dock Library to mark its ’10th birthday’, including a display which looks back at the changes in library services over the years. Some of the photographs on display can be seen on flickr. The photograph above was taken in 1970 at the old Five Dock Library.

Posted on March 4, 2014, in Five Dock and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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