The Cove Report
Read about how one year on from its official opening, the Cove Civic Centre has been embraced by the community.
One year on from its official opening, the Cove Civic Centre has been embraced by the community as a place to learn, relax and do business.
In its first 12 months, the $13.4 million library, community and enterprise centre has clocked up more than 126,400 visits, loaned over 200,000 items, and hosted 56 business events and activities.
Activities for adults have ranged from Scrabble to cake baking in a fully equipped kitchen, while internationally renowned author, Fiona McIntosh, has shared tips on how to write a best-seller.
Kids have flocked to cartooning, storytelling and even enjoyed a game of indoor laser skirmish.
Local resident Fae Heaselgrave was one of the first people through the centre’s doors when it opened.
“I walk here with my kids to choose books or play chess, and sometimes meet up with friends and have a tea or coffee while the kids play on the games consoles,” Ms Heaselgrave said.
“My son attends monthly Book Buster sessions which involves creative writing and the opportunity to bring their stories to life through illustration and craft activities.
“The staff are always friendly and on hand to help with book reservations or check-outs. What I like best about the Cove Civic Centre though is how much my kids like it.”
The Cove Enterprise Hub is based within the centre and includes meeting rooms, a training suite and business library.
The hub has hosted 12 business events, including networking functions, been used 44 times by local businesses for training and workshops, and seen the launch of Hallett Cove Business Association.
It is now the home of Cove Small Business Advisory Service which is dedicated to helping new and established businesses grow through free development sessions.
Cove Civic Centre - The Numbers
201,831 items borrowed
9293 computer bookings
3966 books, dvds, cds, audio books added
2296 children attended activities
1178 adults attended activities
1626 new library members
1066 magazines added
Rooms for hire
Community groups and businesses can hire a range of rooms, including a flexible meeting space which can be used as a main hall for 200 people or divided into four smaller sections, each one accommodating 50 people.
Find out more
View details of upcoming activities, business events, and room hire at marion.sa.gov.au/cove-civic-centre
Cove Civic Centre is at 1 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove
T 8375 6755
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