Projects

Hurstville City Library Museum & Gallery (LMG) strives for continuous improvement to its services and facilities. The LMG also embraces opportunities to work with individuals, groups and organisations on outreach projects in the Hurstville Local Government Area and beyond.

The LMG is currently working on the following projects:

 

Customer Service Initiative 

In September 2014, Hurstville City Council launched a new after-hours initiative at Hurstville City Library that enables residents and ratepayers to access a number of Council services outside traditional business hours. The service is available Monday to Friday 5.00pm to 9.00pm, and Saturdays and Sundays 9.30am to 4.00pm.

Hurstville City Council and Hurstville City Library Museum & Gallery are committed to providing the community with innovative ways to conduct their business more efficiently and effectively.


Redesign of Library Spaces
The LMG have been working with Red Rollers and our community to redesign the library floor space of Hurstville Library. Hurstville Library’s toilet facilities have also recently been upgraded. 
Previously, the LMG have upgraded the Hurstville Library and Penshurst Branch Library service desks to improve customer service. 

Hurstville Entertainment Centre
The LMG works closely with Hurstville Entertainment Centre to present collaborative programs, events and shows. 

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) community project
The LMG have developed a CALD strategy document  which nominates focus areas, goals and determines strategies for LMG staff to effectively engage with local CALD communities from 2013 – 2016. The strategy also sets annual objectives, focuses on meeting CALD community needs, assesses emergent community requirements and promotes continuous evaluation. 

Digitisation of photographs
LMG staff and volunteers are researching and digitising previously uncatalogued photos from the LMG’s collection. The photographs are gradually added to the library catalogues and harvested by Trove. 

Platform Urban Art competition
The LMG is currently working with Hurstville Central Shopping Centre on a project to install artworks in the shopping centre. The aim of Platform is to provide an opportunity for emerging and established artists to showcase their work in Southern Sydney. 

Additional outreach projects
LMG staff facilitate a number of other outreach programs including Books Clubs, nursing home reading programs, story time for children at Westfield Hurstville, a Home Library Service and much more.