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Library Bookmark Café to close

Library Bookmark Café to close
17 August 2021

Limestone Coast Pantry owner Lyn McLachlan (left) and Acting City of Mount Gambier Community Wellbeing General Manager Georgina Davison at the Bookmark Café.
Lyn and Georgina at the Bookmark Cafe
Limestone Coast Pantry owner Lyn McLachlan (left) and Acting City of Mount Gambier Community Wellbeing General Manager Georgina Davison at the Bookmark Café.

The Bookmark Café located in the Mount Gambier Library will close in its current format on Friday 20 August 2021.

Limestone Coast Pantry has been operating the Bookmark Café for almost two years and supported the Library during the challenges of providing modified services during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

It has been a challenging time for businesses during COVID-19 and after considering our strategy, we are consolidating our business on the one main site on Harrald Street. The time at the Library has been very positive and it has been great to support our community's wellbeing. - Limestone Coast Pantry owner Lyn McLachlan

“Council is very grateful for the support of The Pantry in ensuring our community continued to receive their items through click and collect services administered to the public through the café when the Library was closed,” Acting City of Mount Gambier Community Wellbeing General Manager Georgina Davison said.

The café area will undergo an upgrade in the coming months as part of $145,000 allocated in the 2021/2022 Annual Business Plan and Budget.

“This is an opportunity to undertake refurbishment works on the café and for us to work through how to best to use the space into the future,” Ms Davison said.

“The café is 12 years old now and needs a refresh. A fit for purpose kitchen will be installed in the coming months.

Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Media and Communications Coordinator Sharny McLean on 8721 2401 or smclean@mountgambier.sa.gov.au