Townsville residents really love their Libraries!

Date published: 10 July 2018

Council wants your feedback on how to make our libraries even better.

Council recently surveyed the community and more than 500 people have already had their say on why they love our libraries – whether it’s providing kids with lessons on lightsabre techniques or helping jobseekers with preparing the perfect resume.

Community and Cultural Development Committee Chair Cr Colleen Doyle said the survey allowed residents to tell Council what they want to see in CityLibraries now and into the future.

“Libraries are no longer a place just to go to read a book and keep quiet – they are now community hubs that are connected and interactive spaces for anyone of any age to background,” Cr Doyle said.

“Our local libraries have programs for children including Jedi training schools or lego club, technology lessons for residents of all ages and bookclubs for bookworms.

“Our Libraries provide tutoring programs, resume writing and job applications tips, as well as researching your family tree.

Townsville City Council provides library services in Aitkenvale, Flinders Street, Thuringowa Central as well as a popular mobile library facility.

Cr Doyle said the mobile library was a big hit with residents – particularly Magnetic Island locals.

“People can go online and select the books they want to borrow and have them delivered to their area through the mobile library service or pick them up at their local library,” Cr Doyle said.

“Council is using digital technology – similar to tech companies and apps such as Uber – to innovate and improve our library services no matter where you live.”

Cr Doyle said residents had until the end of the month to take part in the survey and share their ideas about the future of our libraries.

“We have had an amazing response so far and we’re hoping to get some great ideas on how to improve our library services and how to use technology to make it even easier to interact with our libraries,” Cr Doyle said.

Complete the online survey to have your say and help us shape your library.