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Mary Porter AM (Retired MLA)

Labor Member for Ginninderra in the ACT Government from 2004 until retirement, Feb 2016

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    An ACT Government Media Release

    Simon Corbell MLA, June 17, 2011


    Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Simon Corbell, will later today officially open the new Gungahlin Public Library, ahead of a live broadcast from 666 ABC radio.

    Mr Corbell said he was pleased to officially open the Gungahlin Public Library following the success of the recent community open day which attracted more than 5,500 people.

    "The new Gungahlin library provides the community with access to more than 70,000 books, magazines and DVDs, free wireless internet access and video conferencing facilities. A total of 4,875 items were loaned out on the community open day alone," he said.

    "Today there will be a program of performances and activities including school choirs, bands, poetry performances and ‘meet and greet' sessions with local authors Stephanie Owen Reeder, Anthony Hill and Daniella Brodsky.

    "666 ABC Canberra's Drive program, presented by Louise Maher, will broadcast live from the library between 3pm and 6pm. She will delve into life in Gungahlin and what it's like living in the fastest growing area of Canberra.

    "You can ask questions direct to their regular chefs about cooking in the Kitchen Clinic between 3.30-4pm. Bring along a cupcake that you or your kids have decorated and enter their inaugural cupcake decorating competition - they will have great ABC prize packs up for grabs and categories to suit all ages.

    Mr Corbell said the library was designed to encourage lifelong learning. It is a friendly space that encourages social interaction, learning activities, quiet study and relaxation. It has a children's zone, youth zone, quiet area, courtyard, cafe and six rooms for community learning activities.

    "The library also has a state of the art interactive floor in the children's zone which will keep the kids active and interested while parents get a coffee from the soon to be open coffee shop within the library," he said.

    For more information on what the Gungahlin Public Library offers visit http://www.library.act.gov.au/

    Media Contact:

    Luke Austin 026205 1121 0400 080 420 luke.austin@act.gov.au