As with most garages and storage rooms, the garage out the back at Narellan library had become its own peculiar kind of labyrinth. Filled with everything from Storytime supplies (Did you know that you can get crepe paper in 37 different colours?), bulk loan crates, home library service bags, library lovers t-shirts and a ream of other stuff, our team leader Luise bit the bullet and restored order to the place.
We all knew Luise was a bit of a Grand Designs fan, which included the presenter Kevin McCloud(adoringly called Kevin McStylish in our library). Library staff printed out pictures of Kevin and made masks to surprise Luise on the morning the clean-up and shelving refit was done, complete with Kevin "powerwords" (e.g. organic, invigorating, visionary, aesthetic!).
To this day, Luise retreated to the new 'shed' if she needs a peaceful moment.
Although not technically a renovation per se, keep your eye out for new tech in an about the library as much of it is available for patron use. Book-A-Librarian for example, allows students to use the library iPads to do research enquiries on Friday afternoons at Narellan.