Last Sunday my partner and I took our 3 year old son to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. As we were walking amongst the magnificent display of flowers, we noticed this marvellous place. It’s called The Burrow and it’s a little community library located underneath the restaurant/café. It’s full of donated books (including Braille) and music that people could enjoy and read. You could read the books in the comfort of two wonderfully set up (see photos below) rooms or grab a beanbag, take it outside and read your book in the sun (make sure you slip, slop, slap before you do this of course). And if you don’t finish the book – take it home and share it with your family and friends. What a marvellous idea! This brilliant special space will be part of the Gardens until 31st October 2013. It’s run and organised by a community group called Able Australia.

The Burrow
The Braille Room

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jen Johnson says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful little library with us. Sally was just telling us about it yesterday at our ALIA meeting. I’m going to try and get there this weekend. 🙂

    1. Karina Tumon says:

      Hi Jen, you’re welcome! I think you’d really like it!

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