Geelong SCI Regional Network Meeting - July 2018
For the July meeting, the Geelong SCI Regional Network took a tour of the beautiful and modern Geelong Library, otherwise known as ‘The Dome’. The group was impressed to learn about the library’s vast and accessible services, from low book shelves to a virtual reality experience.
The Geelong Library has five levels for public access, all with a unique purpose and colour scheme inspired by the original custodians of the land on which the centre is built. The tour guides first led the group to the outdoor deck on the top floor, which had a lovely sweeping view of Geelong and the waterfront. Afterwards, the group toured each level and were provided interesting information on the library’s various services. Not only does the library cater to young children and adults, but it also strives to be accessible.
For example, the library has a lift that can fit at least 6 wheelchair users, the shelves are low and set wide apart, and there are audiobooks, large print books, and devices that reads books for you and enlarges books on a screen. At the end of the eye-opening tour, many members of the group decided to renew their library memberships to take advantage of the library’s free services!
After having lunch at the library’s café, the group visited the Geelong Art Gallery next door. It was a surprisingly large gallery with a range of artwork and sculptures that offered something to everyone in the group. Overall, everyone greatly enjoyed the big social day and learned a lot from Geelong’s free community services.
Details of our next event
Monday, 20 Aug 2018
Deakin University Waterfront, Room AD4.001, level 4 of AD Building
1 Gheringhap St, Geelong VIC 3220
Available at venue and surrounding streets
Research project –accessing mainstream services
Spire Team 9489 0777 (toll free 1300 999 128), [email protected]