Locals urged to have their say on Library of Things items

Date published: 21 September 2018

To celebrate CityLibraries 80th Birthday, Townsville City Council is launching The Library of Things – a collection of items that can be borrowed from the library like a book or magazine.

Council is asking residents to have their say in what they would like to see in The Library of Things this month.

Community and Cultural Development Chair Cr Colleen Doyle said CityLibraries have some useful items already but are looking to add to the list.

“You will soon be able to borrow musical instruments, board games, a microscope or even an outdoor games kit which will be great for our community,” Cr Doyle said.

“These are all great items but we would like some feedback on adding to this list – whether it’s a drone, a sewing machine, telescope or tools, Council wants your input.”

Cr Doyle said residents will have until 1 October to submit an online feedback form to have their say in what they would like to borrow from the library.

“Fill in the online form or head down to your local library before the 1st of October  to put forward any ideas on what you’d like to borrow from our libraries – all ideas will be considered so let your imagination run wild,” Cr Doyle said.

“Townsville loves their libraries and we want locals to help us improve our services for all residents”.

The Library of Things will officially open at the Libraries Big Birthday Bash in November.

For more information please visit https://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/libraries/programs-and-activities/citylibraries-80th-celebrations