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A whole week of love in the air at Rockhampton libraries

Northside resident 88-year-old Jack Bankie is definitely young at heart and a library lover of more than 80 years.
Northside resident 88-year-old Jack Bankie is definitely young at heart and a library lover of more than 80 years. Rockhampton Regional Council

LOVE is in the air all week this week at Rockhampton libraries as the region celebrates Library Lover's Week.

Rockhampton Regional Council's communities committee chair councillor Rose Swadling said she was excited about the range of romantically themed and fun activities our libraries offered during the week.

"We have some great activities to help celebrate Library Lovers' Week including romance trivia, blind date with a book and for those wanting to challenge the mind, specially designed love-heart chess pieces for a spot of chess - there's bound to be something for everyone," Cr Swadling said.

"Our libraries are all about discovering, connecting and bringing people of all ages together and what a great opportunity to do exactly that leading up to Valentine's Day on Sunday 14 February.

"We even have a piano at Rockhampton Regional Library for loved ones to serenade each other - what a lovely, special and unique opportunity to make someone feel extra special!

"I'm really encouraging everyone, whether they're young or young at heart, to get on down to their local library as I'm sure they'll discover something entertaining and enjoyable, and I guarantee they'll fall in love with our libraries."

Northside resident 88-year-old Jack Bankie is definitely young at heart and a library lover of more than 80 years.

"My uncle used to take me to the School of the Arts Library before the war when I was little; I wasn't allowed to be a member then but I still snuck out some books," Mr Bankie said. 

"I usually visit the library four to five times a week and it's a great place to bump into people, have a yarn, read the paper or pick up a good mystery novel.

"It's cheaper than buying books and I get to have a cheeky chat to the great staff."

Library goers can pick up a 'blind date' at any of council's libraries, by selecting a book wrapped in newspaper and discovering what's inside! They'll also go into a draw for prizes.

For more information on activities, please contact Rockhampton Regional Libraries on 4936 8044.

Topics:  books library reading rockhampton regional council valentines day



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