Over $2 Million Investment in Casey Libraries is One for the Books

31 August 2022

The City of Casey will receive a valuable investment in the future of their local libraries, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Public Libraries Funding Program.

$2,132,541 is being invested into City of Casey’s public libraries.

Libraries across Casey have demonstrated innovation and dedication to communities by continuing to foster programs and initiatives to keep people connected to resources and each other.

The Public Libraries Funding Program provides annual funding for public libraries across Victoria so that they can provide valuable library services. This funding will expand library collections, boost online services, and provide library and outreach programs.

The Public Libraries Funding Program has been allocated $48.1 million in funding for the 2022-2023 financial year.

Since 2015, the Labor Government has invested more than $354 million through the Public Libraries Funding Program.

Local libraries are much-loved community facilities in Victoria. Across the state, more than two million library members borrow more than 31 million items from libraries every year.

For information on the Public Libraries Funding Program, visit localgovernment.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Melissa Horne:

“We’re supporting learning and education, and this funding will ensure that libraries can continue to provide accessible and engaging resources to communities across Victoria through the Public Library Funding Program.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas:

“City of Casey has received one of the largest libraries funding allocations in the state which will deliver high quality resources including improved access to digital technology, literary support services, event spaces and workstations.”

“Our libraries are still hubs of information whether for in-depth studies or just accessing a magazine or entertaining work of fiction. The Andrews Labor Government recognises these facilities as important community resources.”

“Libraries can be a meeting point for ideas, debate, social interaction and connection. They have something for everybody and I’m looking forward to seeing the continued benefits of the Public Library Funding Program for the many families and children in Narre Warren South.”