Mills Park Library staff, City of Gosnells Councillors and community members celebrated the library’s first birthday last week.

Mayor Terresa Lynes said the milestone capped off a highly successful year, during which Mills Park Library welcomed 67,858 visitors and gained 1,129 new members.

“The City of Gosnells community has really embraced the new library this past year, with library members borrowing almost 34,000 items and nearly 5,000 people attending programs and events held at the library,” she said.

“Located alongside existing facilities at the Mills Park Centre, including the café, function rooms, sporting facilities and extensive play spaces, the library has been a popular place for people to make use of computers and printing facilities, to meet, study, work or simply enjoy the indoor and outdoor spaces.

This new welcoming, modern, library is a hub of activity that draws people to the space and has created a setting for social interaction.”

The former library building in Kenwick has since been reinvented to become Connect@Kenwick, a popular community facility for not-for-profit community groups.