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Queensland’s first train-station library opens

A book exchange has recently opened at a train station in Queensland, reports ABC News.

The library, located at the ticket counter of Wacol train station in Brisbane’s western suburbs, opened three months ago and now offers more than 100 books. A sign encourages borrowers to ‘take one, replace one, donate one’.

Station master Kerry Carr told the ABC that the library ‘has started people talking and communicating again and looking up from their screens’. She added that commuters are sharing their reviews and exchanging recommendations.

The library’s books have been donated by commuters and local charities. According to Carr, the most popular titles are by suspense/horror fiction author Dean Koontz.

 

Category: Library news