A Library Planet post from the City of Belmont
Ruth Faulkner Library is in Belmont Hub in the heart of the City of Belmont in Perth, Western Australia.
Belmont Hub is a landmark building within the Faulkner Park Civic Precinct. With unique architecture, the modern, multipurpose community-focused facility features the library over two floors as well as office spaces, Seniors Hub, Café, and Belmont Museum. The central location aims to create a one-stop-shop for the community.
With its strong community focus, the City of Belmont embarked on the Belmont Hub project with a vision to support economic growth and education within the region. Belmont Hub was awarded the Excellence in Social and Community Infrastructure Award by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA) (UDIA) in 2021.
Ruth Faulkner Library is flexibly designed. With a variety of spaces to meet, collaborate, study, relax or socialize, it is a true community hub. A range of comfortable furniture with integrated charging points, hirable meeting rooms and free Wi-Fi is available for all visitors. Winding through both floors is the library’s curated collection, with items selected to complement the interests of our local community. A dedicated children’s space features a parenting room, cozy nooks for reading, and is home to a variety of programs for children and families.
More broadly, Ruth Faulkner Library offers a wide range of regular programs and special events for visitors and community members of all ages seven days a week, throughout the year.
(A digital tour of Ruth Faulkner Library and Belmont Hub is available on YouTube: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-3qNjvimK0>)
Ruth Faulkner Library and Belmont Hub are rich with local artists’ contributions.
Paths of Many by Stuart Green is an internal and external public art installation with the internal artwork suspended in the double height ground floor entry area.
Formed into a cloud-like shape, the work represents the journey of many individual units, coming together in random formation and signifying the democratic notion of community.
Belmont Museum, co-located with Ruth Faulkner Library, is a welcoming place for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
With regularly changing exhibitions, a dedicated Local History Room, and a unique interactive and hands-on focus, there’s plenty to discover at Belmont Museum.
To find out more:
For a taste of what’s on offer, an interactive online walk-through of the latest exhibition is available via http://www.belmont.wa.gov.au: <https://www.belmont.wa.gov.au/museum-exhibitions>