May 21, 2022

Australia: New South Wales Government is Investing $60 Million in Public Libraries

Note: $60 Million/Australian=$43.45 Million/U.S.

From the Sydney Morning Herald:

Public libraries in NSW will be able to expand their collections, carry out major upgrades and extend their services through a new $60 million investment, the state government will announce on Friday.


The NSW Public Libraries Association and Local Government NSW had warned that insufficient funding was threatening the viability of 360 public libraries across the state.


Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the investment would have a huge impact on all libraries around the state.

“This is a record investment in NSW’s public libraries – the biggest single cash injection in their history,” Ms Berejiklian said.

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