NEWS Posted: Monday 25 March 2019
All the latest news and happenings from your library.
6 August 2019
Tony Park, at Tweed Heads and Goonellabah Libraries
In a major coup for Richmond Tweed Regional Library; best-selling author, Tony Park, will be appearing at both Tweed Heads and Goonellabah libraries in August.
Tony has worked as a reporter, a press secretary, a PR consultant, and a freelance writer. He is also a Major in the Australian Army Reserve and served in Afghanistan in 2002. Tony and his wife divide their time between Sydney and Southern Africa where they own a home on the border of the Kruger National Park.
He is a keen supporter of several charities concerned with wildlife and people in Africa, and escorts regular safaris to Africa for his readers.
Tweed Area Librarian, Selina Ryan, said “We are so very lucky to be able to host an author of Tony’s caliber. He has an amazing life, so his talk is bound to be very engaging.” Lismore Area Librarian, Lucy Kinsley, added “Author events are a great way for people to meet one of their favourite authors, without travelling to the city. These events also support adult literacy, encouraging members of the community to pick up a book and revisit their library if they haven’t been for a while.”
Tony Park will be appearing at Goonellabah Library on Thursday 8 August from 6.30pm, and Tweed Heads Library on Friday 9 August from 10am. Please contact the library for bookings.
Tony's latest novel, Ghosts of the Past, has just been published and will be available very soon from your library.
1 July 2019
3 week loans are back!
From 1 July 2019 all loans or renewals will return to a 3 week loan period.
We have been trialling 2 week loans since 15 March 2019. We heard both positive and negative stories, however, the comments and personal stories of how the two week period negatively affected some of you are of great concern to us. Although we have seen an increase in loans and more items on the shelves for you to choose from, we have received feedback that the 2 week loan period doesn’t work for you because it makes you feel rushed to read a book and doesn’t fit in with your lifestyle.
We strive to make your library experience enjoyable and responsive to your needs. The 2 week loan period clearly does not achieve this so we will be bringing back the old loan period of 3 weeks. You still have the option to renew items twice as long as no one else is waiting for the item.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your feedback and bearing with us through the trial period and apologise for any stress or angst caused during this time.
Moving forward we will ensure that we conduct further community consultation before making major changes which impact the RTRL library community.
Thank you for your patience and please enjoy the return to 3 week loans effective Monday 1 July 2019.