City of Tea Tree Gully Library


City of Tea Tree Gully Library

The City of Tea Tree Gully Library

The City of Tea Tree Gully Library is the public library service of the City of Tea Tree Gully. The library is located in the City of Tea Tree Gully Civic Centre at Modbury (one of the north-eastern suburbs of Adelaide in South Australia), and is a very busy library with over 60,000 members, a collection of more than 130,000 items, and an average of well over 1,000 people visiting daily!

Aims of the service

"Linking Leisure and Learning" is the library’s catchphrase, and this is reflected in the range of resources and services offered by the library, which include DVDs, CDs, magazines, assistance with finding information, and resources for researching local and family history. The library also has photocopiers, computers, scanners, printing (black and white) and wireless internet access.

Kids & reading

The library’s services for children (and their parents!) has grown over the past few years. Regular events include Baby Bounce sessions and Storytime and the library has an active schools outreach program. The library and the City of Tea Tree Gully Council have a very popular school holiday activities program that has a whole range of (mostly) free events, such as internet lock-ins at the library.A toy library will be relocating to the City of Tea Tree Gully Library in the first half of 2008.

Local and family history

Local and family history are core aspects of the library service. Community interest in family history research is increasing, and the library provides a number of resources and services to assist members in discovering their family history.

The library’s local history service aims to preserve a documentary record of the social history of the City of Tea Tree Gully, and the library has a large collection of books, maps, photographs, oral histories and other materials.

References

* [http://www.teatreegully.sa.gov.au/page?pg=1213&stypen=html City of Tea Tree Gully Library Service website]

External links

* [http://webpac.teatreegully.sa.gov.au/ City of Tea Tree Gully Library catalogue]
* [http://www.teatreegully.sa.gov.au/ City of Tea Tree Gully website]


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