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Libraries to close

LIBRARIES between Helensburgh and Corrimal will be closed on Wednesday, March 7 with library staff undertaking a day of training.

Wollongong City Council’s library services manager Jenny Thompson said it is important for library staff to develop their skills and to discuss new directions in library services, such as social media, e-books and innovative customer programs.

Library chutes will be locked from close of business on Tuesday, March 6 and will reopen on Thursday, March 8. All items due to be returned on March 7 can be returned on March 8 with no penalty.

The libraries will reopen on Thursday, March 8 at the usual opening times. For more information call Council’s Customer Service on 4227 7111.

 

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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