Five decades of fun: Serpentine Jarrahdale Library Service to celebrate 50th birthday

Published on Tuesday, 8 February 2022 at 9:11:33 AM

Put on your party hats and get ready to celebrate – the Serpentine Jarrahdale Library Service is turning 50.

Having first opened its doors with just one staff member manning the shelves back in 1972, the service has grown with the community and has a membership of more than 4,000 people.

A range of activities are planned for a special birthday party event on Saturday, 12 February 2022, including a historic photo display for residents to take a walk down memory lane as well as free fun and entertainment.

Shire President Cr Michelle Rich said it was important to recognise the wonderful work and contribution the Serpentine Jarrahdale Library Service had provided to the community over the past five decades.

“The Serpentine Jarrahdale Library Service has been an invaluable asset to our community for 50 years and it’s important we celebrate this remarkable achievement,” Cr Rich said.

“Most importantly, the Serpentine Jarrahdale Library Service has been a community hub for residents to connect with other residents, share experiences and learn new things.”

Cr Rich said the library had operated from different locations over the past five decades, with it having first welcomed customers from the front room (now the customer service area) of the Shire’s administration building.

“As we prepare to re-locate the library service to Byford Hall by the middle of this year, the 50th anniversary is a great opportunity to reflect on the library service’s history and look forward to its next chapter,” Cr Rich said.

“Our Library is entwined with the history of our Shire, and will continue to be a key feature of our community for many years to come.”

50th Anniversary Birthday Party

📅 Saturday 12 February 2022

⏰ 9 am – 12 noon

📍 Mundijong Public Library, 10 Paterson Street, Mundijong

For more information on the event, visit: sjshire.wa.gov.au/events/birthday-party-50-years-of-sj-library-services/1126

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