Ringwood Library Refurbishment

By August 29, 20062 Comments

Today I attended the launch of the refurbished Ringwood Library. While the works were relatively minor such as the rearrangement of the information desk, improvements to lighting and the creation of additional seated areas will transform Ringwood Library into a place to browse, read and relax rather than a mere place to borrow books.

The transformation of libraries into was is known as the ‘third place’, that is a place to relax and spend time in other than work or home, will renew interest in library facilities and transform them into spaces for the whole of the community to enjoy. Live music from local bands is expected to be a regular feature of the library.

Further work is planned for Ringwood Library including the possibility of opening the garden courtyard over summer months.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:


  • R. Schulz says:

    Does the Ringwood Library take work experience students?

  • Alex Makin says:


    Thank you for your email. It would be best to speak to Ringwood Library directly as they will be able to assist you in a work experience placement.

    Ringwood Library can be contacted on 9870 0177 or 9870 0377, Bern Nolen is the current branch manager.



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