Local libraries celebrate February as month of love
LOVE was in the air at Whitsunday libraries when a special library lovers’ promotion came to a close on Valentine’s Day last week.
Cannonvale’s Beach Library team leader Kerry Dorman said all of the region’s libraries had been involved in the promotion for customers aged 18-plus, since February 1.
Participants who borrowed an item from the library could simply enter their details into a lucky draw to win one of two prizes.
First prize for the Beach Library was a dinner for two at Fish D’Vine won by Cannonvale residents Trish and Max Peters and second prize was a bouquet of milk chocolate ros- es won by fellow local Beryl Miller.
Mrs Peters said she was stunned to find out she had won a prize, having never won anything in her life before.
“I’d totally forgotten about it – I mean, you put your little slip in and you don’t give it a second thought,” she said.
The couple, who have been married for 14 years this month, said it was a lovely prize and something they were looking forward to enjoying together.
“It’s also good that it promotes the library and will hopefully make it appeal to an increased number of library users,” Mr Peters said.
Ms Dorman said every year during February, the Whitsunday libraries ran some sort of promotion in conjunction with Valentine’s Day, which is also Library Lovers’ Day.
She said the last two years had been all about blind dates with books, “so this year we thought we’d try something different”.
“It’s our way of saying thank you to our customers for supporting the library,” she said.
Ms Dorman said the promotion was extremely well received with more than 500 entries across the libraries at Cannonvale, Proserpine, Collinsville and Bowen.
LITERARY LOVERS: Beach Library team leader Kerry Dorman (right) presenting Cannonvale residents Max and Trish Peters with their library lovers' prize.