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The Whitsunday Region is home to four libraries!

Our libraries are located in:

Bowen Library - 4761 3670
67 Herbert Street
Bowen 

Cannonvale - 4846 9400
Whitsunday Plaza (Centro) Shopping Centre
Shute Harbour Road
Cannonvale 

Collinsville Library - 4785 5366
Cnr. Stanley and Conway Streets
Collinsville 

Proserpine Library - 4945 0275
12 Main Street 
Proserpine 

The libraries are opened Monday to Friday from 8.15am to 4.45pm, and our Bowen, Cannonvale and Proserpine branches are also open on Saturday's from 8.45am to 11.45pm.

History of the Proserpine Library

On 29 March 1958 the Proserpine Municipal Library was first opened on Main Street. Before that a small library with a limited circulation was operated by the School of Arts under the patronage of the Proserpine Sugar Mill.

Miss P Banks of Ryde was appointed as Librarian on 17 January 1958 having been set the task of setting up the Municipal Library in an old wooden house which had been purchased, shifted to the rear of the new Council Chambers and renovated to house 1,200 miscellaneous books donated by the School of Arts and around 1,000 adult non-fiction books loaned from the Public Library of Brisbane.

On 2 December 1961 the Honorable E. Evans, M.L.A. (Minister for Development, Mines, Main Roads and Electricity) officially opened the Proserpine Shire Council Civic Centre together with a newly built library at the rear of the building.

The library’s current premises were opened by the Honorable R. Borbridge M.L.A (Premier of Queensland) on Thursday, 16 April 1998. The building was architecturally designed by Barry Elliss and built by Woollam Constructions, who received a Master Builder’s Construction Award for public and community facilities in 1999.

A major extension was added in August 2004 with a time capsule being buried under the concrete path leading to the side entrance of the library.


Proserpine Municipal Library - 1961

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