Tahnee Walker, 5, is a regular visitor to the library.
Tahnee Walker, 5, is a regular visitor to the library. Chrissy Harris

Council adopts changes to library

TIMES are changing, literally, at the Gladstone City Library.

Twenty years ago a person would visit a library to just borrow books.

These days there is more on offer that attracts even the newbies to the world of reading.

Five-year-old Tahnee Walker loves going to the library once a week with her gran, Annettee Jell, for a couple of hours of reading.

“It's got lots of books and lots of toys,” Tahnee said.

She said she likes the building blocks the most because “you can build them with stuff”.

Her favourite book is Emeline at the circus and she likes playing Curious Calvin on the library computers.

Tahnee and her gran will be able to turn up earlier in the day when the library's opening hours change next month.

The library will open its doors half an hour earlier on week days after Gladstone Regional Council voted to adopt the recommended change on Tuesday.

Council's Community Services spokesperson councillor Maxine Brushe said the library will now be moving its opening time from 9.30am to 9am.

Other changes include a reduction in Thursday evening hours which reflects the changing demands of the library's users.

Statistics show a decline in use of the library services on Thursdays was possibly due to the introduction of Sunday operations in 2009.



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