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Western Downs library helping Grace with her audiobooks

20 November 2018

There is a wide range of books to borrow from the Tara Library, but Grace Stewart wants to hear them.

The 88-year-old woman from Tara is legally blind but that has not stopped her love of story-telling.

Grace goes to the Tara Library each week to borrow a collection of audiobooks.

She said the staff at the library have been influential in her maintaining her love of literature.

“I can’t thank the staff at the Tara Library enough for what they do for me,” she said.

“This year at their book sale they had a box of audiobooks which they had hand-picked for me and had ready for me when I arrived.

“They are all so helpful, they tell me what each story is about and they know what I like to listen to.”

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Councillor Kaye Maguire said stories like Grace’s are the reason why Council libraries are important to the community.

“We have nine libraries in the Western Downs which all pride themselves on the service they provide to their communities,” she said.

“There are dedicated staff at every library who want to help our residents connect with people, ideas and experiences which enrich their lives, including technology training, book reading for children and a book club.

“Council is proud to have libraries which can offer so much joy for residents like Grace.”

The Tara Library is dedicated to helping the community through a variety of different programs and services.

The Tara Library is the third busiest library in the Western Downs, with more than 22,000 items borrowed every year.

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