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Stroud Rodeo | Photo comp | Your library

Yeeeeeeeha!

Don’t forget Stroud Rodeo is on this weekend.

Friday | The campdraft began at 7am this morning and the junior rodeo begins at 5.30pm. Entry today is a gold coin donation.
Saturday | Campdrafting action begins at 7am, roughriding begins at 10am. The RoughStock Band plays after the rodeo. Entry – adults $12; children (under 16yrs) $6; no concessions

Proceeds go to medical research

Local photo comp

As part of The National Year of Reading 2012, Friends of the Great Lakes Library Service (FOGLLS) invite amateur photographers of the Great Lakes Council area to submit entries for a photographic competition. Information is on display at all Great Lakes Library branches and the competition closes on 31 October. Full details and conditions of entry are available from FOGLLS website at http://www.foglls.org.au

Your library

Did you know that Stroud Library is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3 – 5pm and on Saturday mornings from 10 – 12noon in addition to each weekday from 9 – 12noon?  The following story about Stroud Library is from the FOGLLS website where they encourage library users to submit their own ‘library stories’.

Why I like my library
by Sue Filson, February 2012
At Stroud Branch Library, on alternate Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings, the first task is to put the kettle on. We have to get the priorities correct. When patrons arrive, especially if they are from “out-of-town” we offer them a hug and a cup of tea or coffee. This is a ritual we continue throughout opening hours. We have done this for years.
On Saturday an elderly out-of-towner arrived, given the same treatment and sat in our now comfy chairs and read the local paper, before selecting her borrowings.  As she was leaving she told me her news. That she was leaving the district in a month’s time, and that the most pleasant experiences she had had in the district were her visits to the Stroud Library. That she had met the friendliest people whilst in the library. We were the only people who ever gave her a hug; that the staff had treated her with respect; the only people who spent time discussing books, literature and films with her.
It made me so proud of our borrowers and staff. But isn’t it sad that our society has become so distant from one another, that a fit older single person’s highlight of a fortnight, is the visit to the library?

 

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