Noosa Libraries celebrates 50th Birthday and launch of new Mobile Library!

On Saturday 10 June 2023, Noosa Libraries held a party to celebrate being an essential community asset at the heart of the Noosa shire for 50 years. A range of activities have been planned throughout the year to celebrate this momentous milestone, starting with the launch of the new Mobile Library.  The valued mobile library service also started 50 years ago in 1973 in a caravan-style van donated by the Tewantin Lion’s Club.  The current semi-trailer mobile library is now 16 years old and has reached its end of life.

The new mobile library was built by Varley Group and the graphics designed by Gregg Dreise, First Nations artist and local author and storyteller. It is an Iveco custom-made vehicle, 7.5m long and 2.4m wide – big enough to walk inside and browse the collection. Equipped with solar panels, air-conditioning, an outdoor alfresco area and Wi-Fi, the Mobile Library contains thousands of new and popular items including books, magazines, audiobooks, dvds and more.

A new timetable has been introduced with current stops still visited on a new weekly schedule.

The new, smaller and more versatile vehicle that can operate using solar power, can now visit more locations across the shire and reach more customers. Due to this, there is now a booking system which enables the Noosa community to book the mobile library to visit their community event or organisation. 

For more information on the new mobile library, reach out to Tracey King, Libraries Coordinator, Noosa Council. / (07) 5329 6516

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