Rural library service back on the road

Rural library service back on the road

Do you live rurally? Do you struggle to make it to the library before it closes? Or maybe you have mobility issues? Well, Gladstone Regional Libraries is hitting the road in 2021 with the Library Out and About van, making fortnightly visits to rural areas of our region.

The Library Out and About Service enables residents to remain connected to their local library’s resources without having to visit one of the six located across the Gladstone Region.

The van will visit locations within the Baffle Creek and Boyne Valley areas once a fortnight.

Commencing on Monday, 11 January, the service will visit Wartburg, Rosedale and Lowmead on Mondays, and Nagoorin and Builyan on Wednesdays.

Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said the Library Out and About Service has a small collection of fiction and non-fiction books for adults, teens, and children.

“The service also includes large print collections, picture books, magazines, CDs, audiobooks and DVDs,” Councillor Burnett said.

“Gladstone Regional Libraries members can borrow up to 20 items of any type for a three-week period and if you’re not a member, our friendly staff can assist you in becoming one as long as you have the required documentation.

“Staff can also assist you with any eLibrary enquires, which is a free service available 24/7 as part of your library membership.

“This allows you to access eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, streaming films and eLearning resources.”

Visit for more information about Gladstone Regional Libraries’ Library Out and About Service, including a list of fortnightly dates, times and locations.