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Library on show

Tuesday, 2nd August, 2011

COUNCIL CELEBRATES: (Middle from left) Library (archive) volunteer Pam Buyron and librarian Marvis Sofield offer some morning tea to tourists (far left) Gay Banks, from Tweed Heads, and Claire Magee, from Coffs Harbour, in celebration of Local Government Week. COUNCIL CELEBRATES: (Middle from left) Library (archive) volunteer Pam Buyron and librarian Marvis Sofield offer some morning tea to tourists (far left) Gay Banks, from Tweed Heads, and Claire Magee, from Coffs Harbour, in celebration of Local Government Week.

After digging into Local Government Week with National Tree Day on Sunday, celebrations continued with a morning tea for residents at the library yesterday.

Up to 40 people attended the event at the Charles Rasp Library between 10am and noon, including many councillors, said librarian Marvis Sofield.

Ms Sofield said the morning tea, where coffee, cake and biscuits were on offer, was about celebrating Local Government week and showcasing the library.

“The Library is the most popular service offered by Council; we receive up to 6000 to 7000 visitors per month,” Ms Sofield said.

She said this included tourists and locals who come back as often as every fortnight.

Ms Sofield said the library has newspapers, magazines, videos, DVD’s, CD’s, talking books and an archive collection.

It also offers an Outback Letterbox Library Service, which delivers library materials and services to people isolated in the Far West, and Books On Wheels, which delivers Library materials and resources to the homes of those who are unable to visit the library themselves such as the frail or ill.

Ms Sofield said the library has a considerable volunteer base which are a “dedicated band of women and men”.

Other activities for Local Government Week will include a morning tea at the HACC Centre from 10am today and another at the Regional Art Gallery tomorrow from 10am.

A morning tea will also be held in the foyer of Council’s Administrative Centre on Thursday.

The Council Chambers will open to school students on Friday when there will also be a tree giveaway and barbecue in the town square. For more information visit brokenhill.nsw.gov.au.

 

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