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The wheels on the library go round and round

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The wheels on the library go round and round
Published 26 October 2017
Have you seen our new Mobile Library out and about? We’ve got a new library truck, servicing communities right across the City of Playford.

Have you seen our new Mobile Library out and about?

We’ve got a new library truck, servicing communities right across the City of Playford.

Patrick O’Connell (pictured above), who ensures the wheels on the Mobile Library go round and round, said he’s enjoying driving the new truck.

“It has a lot more shelving than the old bus, so more books,” Patrick said.

“The technology is a lot easier to use…and it’s an automatic truck, which means it’s a lot easier to drive.”

The truck is also slightly shorter, so even though it holds more books, it’s easier to park, which means more opportunities for users to borrow books, DVDs, CDs and magazines.

Kindergartens, pre-schools, childcare centres and nursing homes all receive visits from the mobile library.

There is also a chairlift so that borrowers of all mobilities can access the library.

The Mobile Library receives 1000 customers a month and visits 41 sites per fortnight.

All residents can access the Mobile Library, as well as the Civic Centre and Stretton Centre libraries.

For more information, contact the City of Playford Library (8256 0334 or library@playford.sa.gov.au) or Google Playford Library. Library notes: • The Mobile Library runs all year (except public holidays and during the Christmas closure).

• If the temperature exceeds 37 degrees C library visits will not be held (watch social media for cancellations).

• Monthly public stops:

Week one and three -

Wednesday: 10am to 10.45am (Palms Residential Village),

11am to 11.15am (Angle Vale Shops),

Friday: 3pm to 4pm (One Tree Hill).

Week two and four -

Friday: 3pm to 4pm (Elizabeth Rise Community Centre). • Access the Mobile Library timetable online.