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February 14 marks a special date for activities at Gladstone City Library

Gladstone City Library has big plans for Valentine’s Day with activities planned to entice residents to share and rekindle their love of libraries. 

Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said the Goondoon Street facility would celebrate Library Lovers’ Day on February 14, an initiative coordinated by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) to raise the profile of library services. 

“Our regional libraries provide access to large amounts of information and resources and have evolved to become a social space to meet, learn, share and relax,” Councillor Burnett said. 

Councillor Cindi Bush said our libraries had become multi-use community facilities. 

“Libraries are a convenient place for community groups to meet, workshops are taught, new skills are learnt, games can be played, and technology can be used,” Cr Bush said. 

On February 14, residents are invited to attend a 9.30am launch of the Library Sideshow, a new program of events for adults at Gladstone Regional Libraries.

“Library Sideshow offers residents the opportunity to take part in technology workshops, book discussions, social gatherings and movie showings each month,” Cr Bush said. 

Launch activities will include a celebratory cake cutting, book signing and talks by local authors.

Young adult author LJ Higgins will speak about her new novel, Eden, and writer, DL Gallie, will talk about her series of romantic suspense novels. 

Residents are then invited to drop in to Gladstone City Library in the evening to read and stay for pizza from 6pm to 7pm. 

Residents interested in attending the Library Sideshow launch or the Library Lovers’ Day evening are asked to RSVP by phoning 4976 6400 or emailing library@gladstone.qld.gov.au 


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