Safety Bay Library was officially opened on 13 April 1972 by the then Shire President Alf Powell. The original library building was built at a cost of $37,731 and the first librarian to work there was Mrs Liddell.
In February 1991 the then Mayor Richard Smith JP opened the alterations and extensions which doubled the size of the library.
Due to a shortage of space for events and children’s services, a meeting room was added to the library and officially opened by Mayor Barry Sammels on 8 December 2004.
Mayor Sammels said it had been fantastic to see the library grow to become such an important part of the community in Safety Bay and the surrounding suburbs.
“The library has always been very popular in the community. It now has over 10,000 members and over 150,000 loans per year,” Mayor Sammels said.
“Things have certainly changed for the library though; members have gone from searching for books on catalogue cards to now being able to borrow e-Books online. The library also offers a lot more community services for the whole family such as Storytime, Rhyme Time, school holidays activities and workshops for people of all ages.”
Members of the public are invited to attend the birthday morning tea but places are limited. To register your attendance contact Safety Bay Library on 9528 8611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.