Flemington Library will be reopening tomorrow (Thursday, 31 October) ahead of schedule.
We were forced to close Flemington Library last month after a small pipe under the kitchen sink burst while the library was closed.
When library staff opened up on the Monday morning they discovered water had leaked from the first floor through to the ground floor, damaging the furniture, a small section of the collection (around 300 books) and the carpet.
Extensive work has taken place over the past few weeks to replace the carpets, repaint, repair the damaged floors and walls, replace the pipe, rebuild the kitchen, and replace the damaged collection. All of the costs have been covered by our insurers.
While the library was closed, the Ascot Vale Library hours were extended until 8pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and until 5pm on Saturdays, a pop-up library service has been operating from Flemington Community Centre on weekdays from 11am–3pm, and all scheduled library programs were relocated to Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre and Crown Street Stables in Flemington.
To support the community in their transition back to the library building, Children’s Storytime will continue this week at Crown Street Stables, the Pop-Up Library at Flemington Community Centre will remain open until Monday, 4 November, and Ascot Vale Library will continue to run extended hours until Thursday, 7 November.
Please note Flemington Library members will not incur any fines for overdue items while the library was closed.
We’d like to thank the community for their support and understanding during this time.