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Images of Canberra – Unhappiness at Griffith Library

By johnboy - 6 November 2006 18

casalingo has sent in a picture of the scene outside Griffith Library now that the Government has announced it will be closed.

Apparently there’s a protest to be held on Saturday at 10am which will no doubt be ignored.

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18 Responses to
Images of Canberra – Unhappiness at Griffith Library
Pandy 8:53 pm 06 Nov 06

Well they can walk to Civic.

Vic Bitterman 8:32 pm 06 Nov 06

Only poor people borrow books from libraries.

Close em all I say.

terubo 5:04 pm 06 Nov 06

But not marvellous enough to save Griffith, unfortunately.

Snarky 4:40 pm 06 Nov 06

We use Woden Library constantly. You know you can access the entire ACT-wide system via the net? I regularly search the online catalogue to reserve books, DVDs and CDs, then collect ’em from Woden where they get delivered for me to collect. Marvellous system!

Fiona 4:33 pm 06 Nov 06

When i lived at Griffith I’d toddle up there every few weeks. Nice to be able to walk someplace to borrow a book. Not have to buy a bus ticket or petrol to access the public library.

(admittedly I can now walk to woden, but yu can’t walk to the city fro griffith)

emd 4:24 pm 06 Nov 06

We love storytime. I know of a playgroup that regularly meets at the Griffith Library storytime. With the demographics in Griffith changing to more young professionals than retired or small children, perhaps this affects the library’s usefulness? Regardless, there should have been more time allowed for community consultation.

futto 3:15 pm 06 Nov 06

Traffic Camera Office is at the Griffith Library (i think)…

I wonder if that is closing too? 🙂

CouldExpire 2:56 pm 06 Nov 06

well there you go… I’ve learned something today and I have you lot to thank.. honestly, without coming across like some anal moron, I really had no idea that libraries were utilised as often as you say they are 🙂

bonfire 2:50 pm 06 Nov 06

i use the belco library quite a bit (to read magazines i wouldnt buy) but rarely borrow.

i wonder if my card is still current ?

miz 2:50 pm 06 Nov 06

Griffith Library is in the old Griffith Primary School. Should we be afraid that this one, too, is a target for affordable housing???
(I think there are some govt depts co-located there)

miz 2:46 pm 06 Nov 06

Our family goes to the library (Tuggers and Erindale) often.

How did they measure how utlised the various libraries are? Does anyone know?

I hope they didn’t just measure borrowing records. Plenty of people (including me) don’t borrow every visit but read the newspapers/journals, jump on the internet, do research, take the preschoolers to storytime, collect information, etc.

johnboy 2:44 pm 06 Nov 06

I like to know they are there for the day I might need one.

They also perform a crucial access and equity function by allowing the disadvantaged to access the internet via their computers.

Having to hop a bus to civic to use the internet to performa service you used to be able to do in a shopfront is passing strange.

Thumper 2:44 pm 06 Nov 06

I used to regularly use Kippax library.

They are importnat for kids, pensioners, and others that don’t have access to books.

What in the world is the government thinking about by taking away the access to books.

terubo 2:43 pm 06 Nov 06

Any resemblance to the front entrance of Moruya public library is purely coincidental. At least that one is happily uncondemned.

CouldExpire 2:37 pm 06 Nov 06

Call me ignorant if you like, but I had not idea the damn library existed.. and besides does anyone go to libraries these days?

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