Townsville Reads

Closure Notice

Following the Australian Government’s new social distancing restrictions, Council has made the decision to close the following facilities to public in order to help slow the spread of coronavirus effective from 6pm, Wednesday 25 March 2020:

From 5pm, Friday 3 April the Loam Island Boat Ramp will be closed and motorised boats on Ross River (including Black Weir) are banned. Ross River will still be open to people who wish to kayak or paddle.

From 5pm, Monday 6 April all Castle Hill walking tracks will be closed. Castle Hill Road remains open for walkers and runners, however is closed to traffic and bikes.

Enjoy your reading and connect with other readers. CityLibraries offers reading programs and services for everyone in the community. Discover more here and in What's On. Subscribe to Learn Discover Connect eNews here.

Book clubs

Join a book club at your library. Meet other readers and discover new authors. CityLibraries hosts a variety of groups and events and can provide assistance to external groups. For more information visit our Book clubs page.

One Title One Townsville

This annual program is an opportunity for members of our community to read the same book during May Month of Learning. Read more about the books we have shared and find out which book to read this year.

Great Reads

Discover Townsville's popular reads and reserve your copy. For more information visit our Great Reads page.

What will I read next?

Ask us for some great reading recommendations, or check out our collection of online recommendation sites. For more information visit our What will I read next? page.

Local and Visiting Authors

Discover Townsville authors through their stories. Meet and work with the well-regarded authors who visit Townsville to host author talks and writing programs. For more information visit our Local and Visiting Authors page..

Let's Read in the Park

Reading is the most important thing you can do with your child. Ignite a passion for reading at Let's Read in the Park. Check back here or What's On Townsville for event updates.