Mo­bile li­brary ser­vice has been ex­tended

Townsville Bulletin - - Nye — Party Central -

THURINGOWA’S mo­bile li­brary is on the move and ex­pandin­gits ser­vice to cater for res­i­dents livin­gin the city’s fastest grow­ing­sub­urb.

Start­ingfrom Jan­uary 17, the mo­bile li­brary will visit Bush­land Beach ev­ery sec­ond Wed­nes­day from 9.30am to 12.30pm at Peggy Ban­field Park, near the round­about on Lynwood Av­enue and Goicoechea Drive.

Coun­cil’s Com­mu­nity and En­vi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices Com­mit­tee chair­woman Cr Jenny Lane said about 5000 vis­its were made to the mo­bile li­brary last year.

‘‘We have now ex­panded our ser­vice to Bush­land Beach as the pop­u­la­tion of the sub­urb has in­creased in size over a rel­a­tively short pe­riod of time so the de­mand now war­rants its own mo­bile li­brary stop,’’ Cr Lane said.

She said there was also new open­inghours for the Up­per Ross PCYC mo­bile li­brary stop ev­ery sec­ond Wed­nes­day from 2pm to 4pm.

‘‘The mo­bile li­brary has been go­ing to the PCYC for about three years now and I think the new times re­flect the chang­ing needs of the com­mu­nity and the younger pop­u­la­tion who use the fa­cil­ity,’’ Cr Lane said.

The li­brary also vis­its Deer­a­gun, Toomulla, Blue­wa­ter, Saun­ders Beach and Rolling­stone.

‘‘It’s about con­ve­nience and tak­ingthe won­ders of books and knowl­edge out into the com­mu­nity,’’ she said.

‘‘A wide range of peo­ple use the mo­bile li­brary, in­clud­in­gre­tirees, chil­dren, car­ers, peo­ple on shift­work, teach­ers and youn­gadults.’’

The mo­bile li­brary is closed, and will re­open at Deer­a­gun on Jan­uary 8.

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