Bus to Books a hit with locals

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Bus to Books a hit with locals

Published 22 August 2022

Do you love going to the Library but find it difficult to get there? Would you like to come and get help with library services and meet new people? We now offer a free bus service and morning tea for residents with mobility issues.

The Woollahra Libraries Bus to Books service picks you up from your home and takes you to Woollahra Library at Double Bay and operates on the fourth Thursday of every month from 9am – 12pm.

During your visit you can access our Library resources and browse and borrow our books, movies, magazines, and much more.

Local resident Diana Armstrong enjoys using the service and attended our recent Bus to Books morning tea on 23 June.

“It is a wonderful event that the Library puts on. It was a very personal occasion, so lovely to connect with the volunteers and we all learnt a bit about each other’s backgrounds,” Diana said.

Diana Armstrong in bus using bus to books service

Diana Armstrong using the Bus to Books service.

“The Library has such a lovely atmosphere and there is always someone to help you,” she added.

Library Manager Jody Rodas said she hoped Bus to Books could be both a learning opportunity and also a chance for participants to meet new people.

"We have such a beautiful space here and we want to make it as easy as possible for our community to come and enjoy the Library. Bus to Books is a wonderful opportunity for people to come and browse through our books, get help with our services if they need it and have a social connection with others," Jody said.

The service offers a chance to have morning tea and conversation with some new friends, and also personalised help with borrowing books, audio books and accessing library service.

Eda Lee with volunteer at the library

Eda Lee (left) with a library volunteer at our Bus to Books morning tea in June.

Eda Lee came along to a recent Bus to Books morning tea and was assisted by a library volunteer who helped her to download The Borrowbox app onto Eda’s mobile phone. The app allows Eda to access the libraries  eAudiobook collection at home.

“The BorrowBox is wonderful. The Librarians are absolute angels and I’m thrilled that there are good, kind people that care about helping me. I was delighted to attend” Eda said.

The Bus to Books service also takes participants back home.

Janet Sculfer at the library

Janet Sculfer enjoys visiting Woollahra Library at Double Bay.

“It’s a wonderful service and I’m very grateful for it,” Local resident and library lover Janet Sculfer said.

The Bus to Books service is open to residents in the Woollahra LGA.

Pick up: Pick up time from your home is between 9am-10am. You will be advised on your approximate pick up time on booking.

Return to home: Bus departs the Library around 11.30am. Customers will be arrive at their home by approx. 12pm.

Upcoming dates:

Thursday 22 September 2022, 9:00am-12:00pm

Thursday 27 October 2022, 9:00am-12:00pm

Thursday 24 November 2022, 9:00am-12:00pm

Bookings are essential as places are limited. The bus capacity is 10 people.

Booking is easy. You can book on our website, or by phone or email.

Book online here

Phone: Call the Library on 9391 7100

Email: email your name, pick up location and preferred date to  homelibraryservice@woollahra.nsw.gov.au (wait for reply email with booking confirmation)

Cost: Free

More information:
9391 7100


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