Thursday, 8 December 2022

Mobile Library making moves

The Mobile Library has a new stop on its route and is excited to now provide its service to some seriously eager readers at the Nyah West Kindergarten.

The kindergarten will replace the stop at Piangil, which has seen a recent decline in use.

Council’s Director Community and Cultural Development Bruce Myers said since the closure of the Piangil Primary School in September last year, the mobile library had not received any visitors.

“Our Mobile Library Operator confirmed that over the past two years it was students and teachers from the primary school that visited the library,” Mr Myers said.

“Flyers were distributed to post office boxes in Piangil in the hopes of promoting the service to community members, however since the primary school closed the service has not been utilised.

“But this means now we have this fantastic opportunity to service the Nyah West Kindergarten.”

Nyah West Kindergarten Educator Kathryn Foley said she was extremely excited and grateful to be included on the Mobile Library route.

“We have had visits from the Mobile Library in the past and our students get so much out of it,” Ms Foley said.

“They love being able to get on board the bus to pick out books to read later, and [Mobile Library Operator] Wal also reads them a story while he is here.

“Also, it’s not something that most would think of, but it’s fantastic to have a male come into the class room and promote the benefits of reading.”

The Mobile Library will make its final stop in Piangil on Tuesday, 15 March and will start visiting Nyah West Kindergarten on Tuesday, 12 April.

Click here for more information on the Mobile Library and its scheduled stops.

This post has been syndicated from the Swan Hill Rural City Council website and was correct at the time of posting. Read the original post here: Mobile Library making moves

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