Cel­e­brat­ing lo­cal li­braries

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Move over St Valen­tine’s be­cause Fe­bru­ary 14 is also Li­brary Lovers’ Day and Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil li­braries are cel­e­brat­ing with the com­mu­nity.

Li­brary Lovers’ Day is a chance for ev­ery­one to con­nect with their li­brary and share the li­brary love.

The ini­tia­tive, co­or­di­nated by the Aus­tralian Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion As­so­ci­a­tion, aims to raise the pro­file of the ser­vices that li­braries of­fer.

Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil through its mem­ber­ship with Rive­rina Re­gional Li­brary, op­er­ates branches in Corowa, How­long and Mul­wala.

A mo­bile li­brary ser­vice also vis­its the towns of Urana, Oak­lands, Boree Creek and Rand on a weekly ba­sis.

Fos­ter­ing a love of read­ing, sup­port­ing life­long learn­ing and pro­vid­ing a space for peo­ple to con­nect, li­braries play an im­por­tant role in lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

In ad­di­tion to the ex­ten­sive range of read­ing ma­te­rial, eRe­sources and dvds, lo­cal li­braries of­fer free com­puter and wi-fi ac­cess, au­thor talks, read­ing clubs, school hol­i­day pro­grams, sto­ry­time ses­sions for chil­dren, com­mu­nity pro­grams and fam­ily and lo­cal his­tory in­for­ma­tion – to name just some of the ser­vices.

To cel­e­brate Li­brary Lover’s Day, Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil is launch­ing a range of new pro­mo­tional ma­te­rial for its li­braries in­clud­ing book­marks, ban­ners, li­brary bags and a video high­light­ing the ser­vices avail­able.

Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil Mayor Pat Bourke is en­cour­ag­ing res­i­dents to con­sider be­com­ing a mem­ber of their lo­cal li­brary.

“We are re­ally proud of the li­brary ser­vices of­fered across the coun­cil area and the new pro­mo­tional video cap­tures the vi­brant, en­gag­ing spa­ces res­i­dents can en­joy when they visit one of our li­braries,” he said.

As part of Li­brary Lovers Day, res­i­dents are be­ing en­cour­aged to send a love let­ter to their lo­cal li­brary out­lin­ing what makes it spe­cial to them and what they would like to see in the fu­ture.

Well known authors have also writ­ten let­ters as part of the ini­tia­tive, cel­e­brat­ing the sig­nif­i­cant in­flu­ence li­braries have had on their pas­sion for lit­er­a­ture.

The new pro­mo­tional video is avail­able to view on Coun­cil’s web­site and Face­book.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on all the great things tak­ing place at li­braries across the Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil area, visit www.fed­er­a­tioncoun­cil.nsw.gov.au

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