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BOOK BUDDIES: Harley Zardani and Angel Kahler check out a book in the Tivoli State School library while librarian Julie Langlands looks on.
BOOK BUDDIES: Harley Zardani and Angel Kahler check out a book in the Tivoli State School library while librarian Julie Langlands looks on. Andrew Korner

IT WAS years overdue, but Tivoli State School finally opened its new $1 million library this month.

The entire school population of 100 put on a show of poetry and singing for dignitaries including Member for Blair Shayne Neumann and local Councillor Heather Morrow, during an official opening for the library on Tuesday, November 13.

Few were happier with the Federal Government investment in the school than librarian Julie Langlands, who said she had a fair amount of input into the set up of the new facility.

"It has got almost everything I wanted," she said.

"I did not think in my wildest dreams that I would have facilities like this to work with - it is a huge improvement on what the school had before."

Principal Jan Barton said construction of the building was delayed due to concerns over undermining, resulting in a change of location within the grounds.

"This is a day a lot of us thought would not eventuate," Ms Barton said.

"The federal injection of funds has changed the face of this school."

The new library includes a computer study area and height adjustable desks to cater for students of all ages.

It has a centre divider that can be folded away so that the room can be turned into a hall.

Mr Neumann said he could see the sense of pride that the library had evoked in Tivoli's students.



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