Make CityLibraries Townsville books part of your permanent collection

Date published: 24 December 2020

Take a little piece of the library home with you from CityLibraries Townsville’s new Pre-loved Book Corner.

Townsville City Council is reducing waste by giving away the hundreds of books that are deleted from the Thuringowa branch each month.

Community and Cultural Development Committee chairperson Ann-Maree Greaney said this was a great way for locals to get more books into their homes.

“Reading is one of the greatest ways to pass the time, whether it’s curled up alone with a novel, reading picture books with the kids, or learning something new with a non-fiction book,” Cr Greaney said.

“There are so many great books at our CityLibraries branches that are deleted each month to make room for new books, so it’s great that we’re able to give these away in the Pre-loved Book Corner.”

Cr Greaney said using the Pre-loved Book Corner was easy.

“If you see a book in the Pre-loved Book Corner that you like, just take it. It’s that easy,” she said.

“Once you’ve read it at home, consider passing the book on to a friend or family member, or popping it into one of the street libraries that are across Townsville.”

The Pre-loved Book Corner is now set up and ready for use at CityLibraries Townsville’s Thuringowa branch.

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