• Hannah Phillips

New Chapter for Buloke Library Service

Buloke Shire Council launched its new library service this week at an event held in Charlton.

The launch was attended by more than 150 people, including celebrated author and illustrator Graeme Base, of “Animalia” fame.

Image Source: Jenny Pollard

Graeme spoke with attendees, focussing on the St Joseph Primary School students in particular, about everyone having that one book that lights their imagination and stands out in “capital letters”.

His special book was the J.R.R. Tolkien classic “The Lord of the Rings”, which led to a highly successful career for the Animalia Author, spanning more than three decades.

Community members and school students celebrated the launch of the library service with a book signing with Graeme Base as well as a light luncheon in the new Charlton Library space that was opened for operation at the close of formalities.

Buloke Shire Council Mayor David Pollard said: “What a very exciting time this is for Buloke, to be now delivering our own library service that goes right across the Shire.

"We are delivering so much more than books to all ages now and this includes early year’s activities.

"This is an amazing achievement”, he said.

For more information on the Buloke Library Service and to view the Library Schedule and access a range of services through the online portal, visit buloke.vic.gov.au/libraries.

The Buloke Library Service began this week on Monday with its first two sessions being in Culgoa and Berriwillock.

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