Book Review – The Sky So Heavy

I picked this book up from the free book bin in the Port Augusta Library and read it during our road trip through South Australia last year. I don’t normally read young adult fiction books but this one from the CBCA award-winning Australian author Claire Zorn is not bad. It’s easy to read and a…

Library Visit 2021 – Coober Pedy Community Library

The most memorable part of my visit to the Coober Pedy Community Library was my long chat with the library staff at the time. It was a Sunday and they were open from 1-5pm. Some of the lights weren’t on when we visited so the photos turned out a little dark. The library was also…

Library Visit 2021 – Alice Springs Public Library

For those familiar with Neville Shute’s work you’d know that he wrote A Town Called Alice, which by the way I have not read yet. But I suspect that the Alice Springs he wrote about was quite different from the modern Alice Springs that I have just visited recently. So I guess it’s only apt…

Library Visit 2021 – Bridgewater Library

I came across this library by accident. Bridgewater is a rural township on the Calder Highway 35 km north-west of Bendigo. After we camped at the Bridgewater Recreation Reserve we came to town to get some drinking water for the caravan. The drinking tap was next to the memorial hall which also housed the public…

Library Visit 2021 – Bendigo Library

This was the first library I visited during our road trip last year. It was July 2021 at the height of the COVID pandemic so the entrance of the library was ‘manned’ with a library staff making sure that we signed in, sanitised and masked up. Just thinking back I realised that my family and…