New Frankton Library to open tomorrow
A new library bringing an extensive range of media and literature to the Frankton community will open its doors at Remarkables Park for the first time tomorrow (Saturday, 15 December) between 10.00am and 5.00pm.
Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) Libraries and Property teams have been working together to deliver a range of services at the new building before the Christmas holidays, with the full suite of services being in place early in the new year.
QLDC District Librarian Sue Gwilliam said the exciting new facility, located on the ground floor of Remarkables House on the corner of Hawthorne Drive and Red Oaks Drive, will soon provide a comprehensive service to the fast-growing local community for up to three years while a permanent site is found.
“Frankton Library at Remarkables Park is in a great location close to ongoing retail, commercial and residential developments. Moreover, its proximity to Wakatipu High School and Southern Institute of Technology’s Queenstown campus will help create something of a learning hub in the area,” she said.
“Given the complexities of the fit-out it will be after the holidays when we are up to full speed but we’d love people to drop by and look around from tomorrow onwards. We’re excited to be launching our summer reading challenge for school-age children and it’s a great opportunity for everyone to browse the shelves and discover some books, magazines and DVDs to enjoy over the summer holidays,” said Ms Gwilliam.
The successful ‘pop-up’ library service at Queenstown Events Centre will cease to lend items after today with the new Frankton-based facility opening but borrowers will still be able to return items at the Events Centre during its normal opening hours.
The Wakatipu’s other main libraries on Queenstown’s Gorge Road and in Arrowtown will continue to operate as normal. Users continue to have the convenience of returning books borrowed from one library in the district to any other.
An official opening for the new Frankton Library at Remarkables Park will take place in the New Year.