Lo­cal li­braries cel­e­brate Fe­bru­ary as month of love

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

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