I’M READING: Lewis Denmeade from Goonellabah, reading one of his favourite books at the library.
I’M READING: Lewis Denmeade from Goonellabah, reading one of his favourite books at the library. Cathy Adams

Book sale to put spotlight on Goonellabah library

BOOK lovers need to mark Saturday, February 15 on their calendar.

It is the date of the Library Lovers Day, a book sale being organised by community group Friends of the Goonellabah Library.

Designed to raise awareness and funds for the embattled local library, the monster book sale is also the perfect opportunity for bookworms to grab a bargain.

Organiser Corena Wynd said it would be a fun day with lots of bargains.

"Most books will be priced at 50c and there will also be a free table," she said.

"We're launching the newly formed Friends of the Goonellabah Library group who are getting together to help ensure a strong and vibrant future for the library by raising the profile of the library with activities."

Last year there was a community outcry over Lismore City Council's plans to close the Goonellabah Library, but the council listened and the library remained open.

"We need to keep up the interest in the library if we want to keep it," said Ms Wynd.

"I think libraries, even in this digital era, are still very relevant. We have computers and internet access.

"This library is not just a library - it's a community hub.

"The community is involved and that is something we want to continue to encourage. It's a social place which encourages literacy for kids and also gives parents a place to catch up and get together."


The Friends of the Goonellabah Library need donations of books for the book sale on February 15. Donations can be left at either the Goonellabah or Lismore libraries

The Library Lovers Day book sale will be held on Saturday, February 15, from 9.30-12pm at the Goonellabah Library at 27 Oliver Ave

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