Project Overview

Sunshine Coast Council invited people who live, work or play in the Kenilworth district to join the conversation about the future of their library service.

The feedback received will help inform and determine the type of library service which is best suited to the needs of the local community.

The online survey closed on the 5 November 2022.

Where to from here

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Kenilworth Library community engagement program. Findings from the community engagement program have been collated.

The Kenilworth Library Community Engagement Report provides an overview of the community engagement results. The ideas and feedback received in this engagement will be used to develop a plan for improved usage of the Kenilworth Library. Further updates will be provided on this page as the project progresses and actions are determined.

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Our goal is to understand and deliver a viable library service that reflects the current and future Kenilworth community aspirations, needs and desires.

The Sunshine Coast Libraries Network Plan 2019-2041 provides a vision for the future library network and a blue-print for investments. It also introduces a new service delivery model of five ‘tiers”, that reflects the role and function of services, within that hierarchy.

Kenilworth Library has been identified as a Tier 4 Express Library Service.

Express Libraries alternatives include:

  • Community library – a modest library service in a community or commercial setting
  • Library Lounges – an unstaffed library service in a community setting
  • Book stops – a small collection in a community centre, business or general store
  • Book Vending Machines – convenient collection and return of popular titles and reservations.
  • Library lockers – convenient collection and return of reserved items only