Lismore Library opens new community meeting room

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin has paid tribute to Lismore Library staff for how they have serviced the local community during flood recovery. The library now boasts a new community meeting room thanks to a NSW Government grant.
Source: Lismore City Council media release.
The Lismore Library is excited to announce the opening of its brand-new community meeting room, free for non-profit organisations and community groups.

Thanks to disaster relief funding from Create NSW, the dedicated space will be available to host meetings, workshops, presentations and other gatherings.

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg said community and non-profit organisations now have the opportunity to use a modern meeting room.

“The community meeting room can seat up to 50 people and is equipped with Wi-Fi, projector, screen and whiteboard,” he said.

“Importantly, it is accessible to people with disabilities and is centrally located with shops, cafes and covered parking, all conveniently located nearby.

“Thank you to the library staff who continue to keep our community front and centre.”

Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin said she appreciates the Lismore Library and its team’s efforts and dedication to serving the community.

“I know the Lismore Library has done a great job accommodating its special groups, activities and events in its pop-up library spaces,” she said.

“It’s wonderful to have this dedicated and well-equipped facility for people to use.

“I want to thank Librarian Michael Lewis and the library team for always looking for ways the library can better serve the community. The new Children’s Library has proved to be a winner and I’m sure this space will be well used and much appreciated by the community.

“I’m pleased that the NSW Government has provided the funding to make it possible.”

Lismore Area Librarian Michael Lewis said the library team were excited to offer this valuable resource to the community.

“The new meeting room provides a central location for groups to connect, collaborate and make a difference in our community,” he said.

“The Lismore Toy Library is one such group, which will host its toy lending program throughout the coming months.”

The Commonwealth and NSW government jointly funded the Lismore Library Meeting and Workshop Space project through the Arts and Culture Essential Community Asset Program (ECAP) as part of the Community Local Infrastructure Recovery Package (CLIRP).

The new community meeting room is located at Lismore Central shopping Centre at 44 Carrington Street, Lismore.

Meeting room features: Seating and tables for 50 people. Equipped with Wi-Fi, projector, screen and whiteboards. Accessible to people with disabilities. Centralised location with nearby shops, cafes and covered parking.  Reserving the Meeting Room:
Reservations for the community meeting room can be made by scanning the QR code at the bottom of this article, online at and by searching for a venue or calling the library on 6621 2464.
Photo: Lismore City General Manager Jon Gibbons, Lismore Area Librarian Michael Lewis, State Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin, Lismore Mayor Cr Steve Krieg, Lismore Librarian Eloise Bredenhof and Lismore Librarian Carol Hodges.