Next week is Valentine’s Day and to celebrate the Burdekin Library has created a romance display to entice residents to fall in love with a book.
Burdekin Library Services Manager John Scott said staff would give out Heartbeat lollies and a bookmark to every person who borrows books and other resources next week (Tuesday Feb 14-Friday Feb 18).
“We are also offering residents the opportunity to go on a blind date with a book,” he said.
“We’ve selected a number of new and popular titles and wrapped them so you don’t know what you are going to get.
“This book will be an extra book to the borrowing allowance.”
Mr Scott said next week also was the launch of the National Year of Reading.
“This is an Australia-wide, year-long promotion of reading, and we’re doing a number of activities throughout the year,” he said.
“Activities will include a mini library at the Relay for Life, Children’s Book Week in August, Dad’s Read campaign in September and National Novel Writing Month in November.
“We have a big year ahead of us and I hope residents enjoy taking part in all the planned activities.”