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December 7, 2021

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If you live in Goolmangar or Blakebrook on the Nimbin-Lismore Road, you will be used to seeing the mobile library van – rushing past on its way to Nimbin.

Well, that’s about to change as the Richmond Tweed Regional Library has made changes to the mobile library’s schedule to enable it to stop at the two villages as part of its its Nimbin run.

The move will enable people at each village to visit the mobile library once a fortnight on alternate Thursday mornings to borrow books, CDs and DVDs, and e-resources.

‘We had a request from the villages and it’s something we have wanted to do for a long time, so it prompted us to rejig the schedule so we could meet the needs of our smaller village communities,’ librarian Lucy Kinsley said.

‘Schools are usually at the heart of these communities so they are the perfect place for us to make additional stops. It also makes it easy for parents who are dropping off children to visit the mobile library while they are there. We urge these communities to take advantage of the new service and help make the schedule changes a success.

‘Of course, if you live in these communities and are not a member, you can also visit the mobile library and join on the spot.’

The mobile library will visit Goolmangar Public School fortnightly beginning this Thursday, December 4, from 9.15am to 10am. It will then begin its fortnightly stop at Blakebrook Public School on Thursday December 11 at the same time.

As a result of the additional stops, the mobile library will arrive in Nimbin 15 minutes later than previously. It will now operate from 10.45am to 5pm on Thursdays.

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