Cooroy Library has been named as one of the six coolest modern libraries in the world by online Architecture journal, The Urban Developer.com
The rise of the Internet and digital books have caused many to forecast the downfall of the traditional library.
Instead, libraries are having a renaissance.
Gone are the musty rooms with wood panelling and in are open spaces flooded with natural light and bright colours.
Many people, when asked about libraries, imagine old buildings with dimmed light and endless rows of heavy wooden bookshelves.
Libraries are our heritage. They contain all knowledge human kind has acquired. They have to be like that… or maybe not.
Libraries are the avant-garde of civilization. They have to evolve, and look into the future, not only the past.
Modern libraries (and the futuristic building is not a must to make a library modern) are shaping the way we learn things and enjoy books in the digital age. They offer access to books in every possible form and format.
Our landmark library is named alongside public libraries in the cities of Singapore, Vienna, Aberdeen, Warsaw & Stuttgart.
The article describes Cooroy library as:
This 1,600 square meter building located in Cooroy, Queensland, Australia, houses the town’s public library.
Designed by Brewster Hjorth Architects it is a part of a cultural plan for Cooroy, linking the existing art gallery, main city street, recreational park, and the upgraded rural industry areas.
The library includes a technology center, with digital training rooms, community rooms, community lounge, reading areas and café.
This is a great accolade for both Noosa Library Service & Noosa Council who all fought so hard to get the library built and also for the Cooroy Future Group (was the Lower Mill Board) for all their time and effort. Cooroy is once again punching well above it’s weight on a global level.
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