Bookworms will have to go without the services of the Tweed Heads Library this Christmas, with Tweed Shire Council reporting the much anticipated reopening would be delayed while ‘finishing touches’ are made to the building.
The library closed in December last year for renovations and the auditorium reopened in July this year, following some delays of its own.
Back in June, council’s director of community and natural resources, Tracey Stinson, said the rest of the library was on schedule to reopen this month.
But in a media release yesterday, the council said ‘the building contractors still have some works to complete before the building can be officially handed over… and opened to the public.’
Echonetdaily understands the work relates to the final installation and testing of fire and emergency systems.
Ms Stinson apologised for ‘any further inconvenience caused by the delay,’ but added ‘we need to make sure all the works are finalised and documentation is in place to ensure the safety and welfare of library staff and users.’
‘So there will be added celebration by the council, the Richmond Tweed Regional Library and community members when this wonderful new library is finally open for business.
‘The process of transforming this ageing building into a very modern and functional library space has been a major project, and we are very excited about showing the public the finished product,’ she said.