Help us celebrate the GLaM's first birthday

Published on 14 November 2022

GLAM first birthday

Kiama Council encourages our residents and visitors to enjoy the first birthday party for our Gerringong Library and Museum on Saturday 3 December (9.30am to 2.30pm).

Mayor Neil Reilly said since opening in 2021, the Gerringong Library and Museum (GLaM) has been an instant hit with locals and visitors alike.

“In the first 12 months, our GLaM staff have welcomed 28,705 visitors, issued 21,154 loans, and hosted 58 events and 11 exhibitions,” Cr Reilly said.

“Not bad for a library servicing just over 5000 people!”

While all this has meant a busy time for our GLaM team, they’ve also been excited by the feedback from their visitors:

‘I love my library because it’s a beautiful place to visit and relax. It has amazing views of the ocean and mountains. An amazing collection filled with stories and information to be read and enjoyed. Lots of programs and events for all ages!’

‘Great staff, great views, great location and just simply great!’

‘We love the wide selection of fun and mystical stories that suits everyone in the family, young or old.’

‘I love my library because it’s all so fresh and airy and everyone gets happy.’

‘My favourite thing about the library is my favourite series is here and the museum is so cool.’

‘All the books on the shelves are the best! My favourite book is … ALL OF THEM! I love reading books.’

‘I love my library because I can borrow loads of books.’

To celebrate an amazing first year the GLaM is throwing a birthday party with something for everyone to enjoy: food trucks, circus acts, magician, photobooth, live music, craft, face painting, playmaze, competitions and more.

It's also the perfect opportunity for people to check out the GLaM’s fabulous collection of books, comfy bench seats, study spaces and reading nooks, enclosed landscaped outdoor areas, interactive displays and historical artefacts,

The free celebrations have been made possible thanks to funding from the NSW Government Reconnecting Regional NSW - Community Events Program.

Construction of the GLaM was made possible thanks to the funding support of the Australian and NSW Governments and the State Library of NSW.