Today I incorporated a library visit with our caravan shopping. We went to the NSW service in Queanbeyan to enquire about registering a vehicle in NSW. The Queanbeyan City Library was the fourth library I visited during a recent family road trip to Queensland.
PLEASE NOTE: Since I visited and wrote this review the Queanbeyan City Library (which is part of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Libraries) had now moved to a new spanking building in August. The photos below were taken from the old library site.
Date and time of visit: Tuesday, 9 July 2019; 11.54am
Features: This was a huge library in terms of physical space and collection. Library clients (like me) entered via a ramp and as you walked through to the doors you were faced with a What’s On notice board. You entered on the left via the security gate.
Overall impression: Canberrans used to refer to Queanbeyan as “struggle town” but after visiting this library I’m pretty sure that this is now the wrong term to describe this beautiful town and its many attributes including this public institution. From what I have observed during this visit, it was well used by locals and visitors. The staff were super friendly and helpful. And from the conversation I had with one of the staff, the library was moving and upgrading to a new building in August. Progress!
Oh and I love the way huge pot plants have been peppered around the library to add a sense of health and well-being to the library environment.