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15/05/2019 10:00 a.m.
15 May 2019
The Kwinana Public Library is celebrating Library and Information Week this year from 20 to 25 May.
Mayor Carol Adams said that the Kwinana public library has a positive influence across many sectors of the community and provides opportunities to people who may not otherwise have access to information and resources.
"Our library actively works to connect the community with a wide variety of information sources," said Mayor Adams.
"From information sessions to online resources and dedicated book displays, the library is always looking for ways to connect people with the information that they seek," she said.
The library aims to remove barriers to access wherever possible and engages the city's Community Liaison Officers to help find a way to overcome barriers that prevent members of the public accessing relevant services and resources.
"The library regularly runs technology programs that are free for the community to attend," Mayor Adams said.
"The Kwinana community also has free access to dozens of computers for internet use and free public Wi-Fi within the Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre," she said.
Mayor Adams said that one of the most important functions of the library is allowing the community to have free and open access to information.
"Our library, along with other libraries across Australia, supports free speech and freedom of expression - ensuring that the community has access to information, without bias or censorship," she said.
The library is currently conducting a survey that seeks community input into the services that they offer. A link to the survey is available at the City of Kwinana 'Community Consultation' page.