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Library reopening runs smoothly thanks to community

Bundaberg Library reopening
Joanna Oxer at the Bundaberg Library today.

Bundaberg Regional Libraries staff have thanked visitors for abiding by coronavirus restrictions as doors opened for the first time since March.

Manager Library Services Peta Browne said the day had gone smoothly, with visitors making quick stops to borrow and return library books.

“We were thrilled to be opening again and, while there were certain restrictions in place including a maximum of 10 people allowed in the library at any time, things went really well,” she said.

“Thank you to all visitors who remained patient and continued to practice social distancing while utilising our library services.”

Pam Hadaway and Charles Cuvet were just some of the library's morning visitors, borrowing a bunch of magazines and books on their quick stop.

“We missed the library when it was shut. It’s a good library for the community. It’s wonderful to have it open again,” the duo said.

Library visitor Joanne Oxer said she was thrilled with the library reopening.

“It’s nice to be back at the library, I can read again,” she said.

“I’ve been catching up with old books but it’s good to get some new ones.”

Council's Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said it was fantastic to see the region's libraries back up and running.

“Our libraries are such great sources of information and provide a fantastic place for our community to gain knowledge and education,” he said.

“Staff have been working extremely hard during Coronavirus restrictions to continue to offer a full list of services online, via the Arts Bundaberg website.

“This has been vital in keeping the community connected during a time when it has been most needed.”

Charles Cuvet and Pam Hadaway at the Bundaberg Library.

Current coronavirus restrictions:

Bundaberg Library
• 10 people at a time
• Borrowing and returning only

• Five people at a time

Gin Gin
• Open from 9.30am Tuesday, 19 May)
• Five people at a time

• Wednesdays from 10am to 2pm (from 20 May)
• Four people at a time

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