Campbelltown City Library recognised with innovation award

Published on 15 December 2022

Campbelltown City Library has received a Highly Commended award from the NSW Public Libraries Association as part of the Outreach and Services Award category for populations over 100,000.

Commended at the annual conference in November, the team were celebrated for their work in the LGBTQIA+ space with the Library’s Sense of Pride project, which focused on making library spaces inclusive and welcoming for LGBTQIA+ members and other intersectional communities.

Initiatives highlighted in the award, included:

  • Rainbow Storytime
  • LGBTea Party for Youth
  • Drag Bingo
  • Themed film screenings
  • D&D group for women, female-identifying, non-binary, trans and gender fluid
  • Rainbow Forum for LGBTQIA+ individuals to share their life experiences

“Our libraries are places of comfort for many in our community. These programs have been a great step to increasing the inclusiveness and accessibility of our services,” Mayor George Greiss said.

“Our Community Strategic Plan and Library Strategic Plan outlined the importance of making our libraries a place for everyone in our community, and this award is a recognition of the hard work our library team has put into making this a reality,” Cr Greiss said.

Upcoming LGBTQIA+ events hosted by Campbelltown City Library can be accessed through the What’s On page.