Books on wheels set to spike up readership

Published on 28 November 2019

Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM and Councillor Chris Quilkey with the Blacktown City Mobile Library set to launch in December.JPG

Blacktown residents can now borrow books more conveniently thanks to a new mobile library service launched by Blacktown City Council.

Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM said the Blacktown City Mobile Library will encourage residents to pick up a book.

“The mobile library will act as an extension to our 5 exceptional libraries currently operating in Blacktown,” Mayor Bleasdale said.

The mobile library will be stopping off at train stations to offer current best sellers, adult fiction and nonfiction and paperbacks.

It will also be calling in to community centres and offering a broader collection, including picture books and children’s novels, eBooks, eMagazines, eAudio, large print, nonfiction and DVDs.

“The mobile library is designed to encourage fast selection and fast borrowing for time poor commuters at stations will stop at railway stations,” Mayor Bleasdale said.

“After the morning peak, the mobile library will go to community centres or special events to serve clients who have a bit more time browse and choose.

“The services offered by the mobile library at community centres will be only limited by what the customers want and our imagination. Apart from the books, the offering can include TAFE classes, technology classes, games and a wide range of activities.

“I’m sure this service will be positively received in the community and readership will be on the rise!”

The mobile library service will begin at stations and community facilities in December 2019.

The library will be visiting the following railway stations from 7 am – 10 am:
- Monday, Seven Hills station
- Tuesday, Doonside station
- Wednesday, Schofields station
- Thursday, Quakers Hill station
- Friday, Rooty Hill station

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday the mobile library will also be available at:
- Glenwood Community Hub
- Hassall Grove Neighbourhood Centre
- Bungarribee Community Resource Hub.

For more information about the Blacktown City Mobile Library residents can contact Council on 9839 6000.