The Midland public library is back at 45 Helena Street. Picture: Gera Kazakov

Midland library returns home

The Midland Library project included internal roof, lighting and electrical upgrades, along with fire safety and security upgrades. 
January 11, 2024
Gera Kazakov

MIDLAND’s public library has returned to its Helena Street home and is open to the public once again after construction on the internal roof structure was completed.

In 2021, the library was closed due to structural issues with its roof and a pop-up library was established on The Avenue.

However, the pop-up library closed December 11 last year, and on January 2 the public library on 45 Helena Street was again open to the public.

City of Swan Mayor Tanya Richardson said great care was taken to ensure the building was safe for use, and that staff were excited to welcome the community back in.

“The reopening of the library is great news for the community,” she said.

The head contractor for the roof reconstruction was Geared Construction. The total value of the contract was $1.9 million, with provisional sums of $29,000 also included.

The project included lighting and electrical upgrades, along with fire safety and security upgrades.

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