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corner corner YPRL Joins with Connex to Set Books Free

Yarra Plenty Regional Library sets 500 books free as part of Library and Information Week

by YPLibrary
June 18, 2009

Must be train travellers.

Adventure assured.

Early morning train travellers at Rosanna in Australia were able to pick up an interesting free book as well as a coffee from the railway station for their journey, thanks to Rosanna Library and Connex May 25-30. It was all part of Library and Information Week celebrations. More than 500 books were handed out at Rosanna Railway Station.

The books embarked on a journey of their own. Each book was registered with BookCrossing. People were able to buy a coffee from a coffee cart at the train station organised by Connex, or drop into Rosanna Library for early morning free refreshments. The library was open two hours earlier than usual to accommodate commuters.

Yarra Plenty Regional Library Branch Manager at Rosanna Andrea Webster said the idea was to open up the library for people to discover all that it offers. “It increases access to the library for people who can’t normally get there.” Other activities included the ‘Passport to Discovery’ storytime for children, a Just4Kids treasure hunt and a twilight puppet show at Ivanhoe Library and a special morning tea at Watsonia Library to raise money for the Victorian bushfire appeal. See www.yprl.vic.gov.au for more information.

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