Books on the fly

Published on 23 May 2016

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A new initiative between Mildura Rural City Council’s Library Service and Mildura Airport will see travellers passing through the Mildura Airport able to access a new book swap facility.

Books on the Fly will provide people with the opportunity to grab a book from the book swap and read it in the airport or take it with them on their travels.  And if they are carrying an extra book they no longer need, they can leave it behind for someone else to enjoy.

Arts and Culture portfolio Councillor Jill Joslyn said the Council’s Library Service has generously donated a selection of pre-loved, decommissioned books to get the program started.

“Council is really excited to join with the Mildura Airport on this project,” Cr Joslyn said.  “Every year the library changes some of the resources and often there are multiple copies of books that were once very popular but now aren’t borrowed quite so often.  It’s a great way of making a little more space in our library for new resources while encouraging people to pick up a book and unwind.

“We really hope these books will travel far and wide and new books will come to Mildura for someone else to enjoy.”

Mildura Airport CEO Bill Burke said the initiative is just another little feature that makes Mildura Airport stand out a special place for travellers. 

“We have a fantastic new terminal with all the modern facilities people expect in metropolitan airports.  We want to keep that feeling but retain our links to our community and joint projects such this are a way of showing people what a great community we live in.”

The Books on the Fly book swap will launch on Monday 23 May 2016 as part of Australian Library and Information Week which runs throughout the week.


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