On the road to some good reading with mobile books

WELLINGTON Shire Council’s popular click and deliver program is back, to help bookworms in Wellington with reading material and other resources during the stage three restrictions because of COVID-19.

When Wellington was last subjected to stage three restrictions, the library click and deliver service proved incredibly popular, with avid readers all over the municipality ordering their favourite books and resources to be delivered to their doors.

While there is an extensive choice of online library resources available from the comfort of one’s own home, some library patrons are not online users or do not know how to access the resource.

Wellington Shire mayor Alan Hall said the click and deliver library service met all current COVID-19 restrictions and health advice.

“We understand how valued our local libraries are to our residents and we were overwhelmed with the popularity of the click and deliver service last time we were under stage three health restrictions during this pandemic,” Cr Hall said.

“Library staff last time worked extremely hard to put together the click and deliver service as a trial to see whether the community would use it, and the resounding answer was yes.

“Feedback already from those who have received a delivery of books from their local librarian has been fantastic.

“While the physical library buildings may be closed, placing a hold though the catalogue or calling your local library can result in your desired books or resources being delivered straight to your door.”