The Griffith and Murrumbidgee Mobile Library is back on the road, following a break due to COVID-19.
Western Riverina Libraries (WRL) Manager, Karen Tagliapietra said, the Mobile Library was a well utilised and valued community service and it was great to have it back on the road.
“Whilst the service continued to operate throughout COVID, with park and visit stops converted to home deliveries for those communities and schools affected, it is now exciting to be able to take the truck back on the road to offer our borrowers a wider library service,” Ms Tagliapietra said.
“The Mobile Library will be operating with strict hygiene measures in place to keep our staff and library members safe.
“The Mobile Library will resume its visits to all of our usual spots at Yenda, Coleambally and Darlington Point, as well as in and around Griffith. This is the first time since March last year that we’ve been able to get the truck on the road. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to our Mobile Library, but remind users to please be vigilant as we keep COVID-safe.”
The Griffith and Murrumbidgee Mobile Library visits the township of Darlington Point at Murrumbidgee Council’s Darlington Point Administration Office, the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Coleambally office, the Coleambally township and Yenda township.
Onboard visitors can browse and borrow books and DVDs, access free Wi-Fi, and speak with experienced Library staff about all things reading and research.
Visitors to the Mobile Library must adhere to all COVID-safe requirements including social distancing, good hygiene and not attending if you are feeling unwell.
The Service NSW QR code check in system will be in place and hand sanitiser available for use. The Mobile Library will be operating an increased cleaning schedule and all returned Library materials are quarantined for a minimum of 24 hours before being returned to the shelves for borrowers to access.