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NSW State Library launches new premier Learning Centre

Tuesday 24 September 2018

As many as 1.2 million school students across New South Wales could benefit from the State Library’s new learning centre dedicated to inspiring new generations of young people.

According to State Librarian, Dr John Vallance: “Education is at the heart of the Library’s purpose, and in our current developments we are making new opportunities for children and young people a priority.”

“Almost 70% of the 3136 schools in NSW have already enjoyed our learning programs,” said Dr Vallance.

“Now, thanks to the imaginative generosity of Mr John B Fairfax AO, we’ll be able to provide even greater support for schools and communities as they explore the riches of their great Library.

“And for students and teachers who can’t come to us, we’ll be using the latest technologies to go to them.”

Yesterday, nine students from Wanaaring Public School, the most remote school in NSW, joined us online to officially launch the new John B Fairfax Learning Centre and participate in a special program with students from Neutral Bay Public School and St Charles Primary School.

The State Library’s Learning Services team consulted with students and teachers, who will be using the space, to inform the design.

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