The Displaced Reader: Mobile Library with a high vis vest

Shout out for Mobile LibraryWhen I heard that the Mobile Library was going to be doing a special post-earthquake stop in my neighbourhood, I was excited. I liked the idea of going for a walk and climbing the steps into a bus. A bus! I love those promotional buses that sometimes park up in the Square and have great displays; I’m a sometime bus commuter and I used to own a housebus – so I consider myself a bus person.

The Mobile Library met all my expectations and more. I found titles just jumped out at me and there was a certain cameraderie from sharing such a small space. Conversations were easy to get into. This little photo collection of the Mobile Library will give you an idea what to expect.

Shopping has some possibilities as well. Of course the Palms is closed but why not visit the shopping centre on the corner of Hills and Shirley Roads. There is a certain famous butcher, a chemist, a bakery, a sweet shop and takeaways – everything you need in these stressful times.

The Mobile Library is going to Shirley Intermediate on Saturdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm and is also operating in the carpark of the  Christchurch City Council Linwood Service Centre on Smith Street, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9.30am-4.30pm. Look for the blue library open flag and the bus that already has its own high-vis vest.

Find out which libraries are open and where the Mobile Library gets to around the city.

OK – I’ve been to small and beautiful, now I’m going to try large and beautiful by visiting South Library. Find out where the  Displaced Reader has been on her travels.

3 thoughts on “The Displaced Reader: Mobile Library with a high vis vest

  1. zoi703 7 April 2011 / 10:58 am

    This is very bright and cheery, and it is serving the community after the earthquake.
    Keep up the good work “Mobile Library”. I wish I could visit, thank you for sharing those great pictures.

  2. Louise Lockie 7 April 2011 / 3:10 pm

    Yay for the mobile library! Three cheers. Hip hip hooray!

  3. Marion 8 April 2011 / 10:14 am

    If it is doable travel wise for you tomorrow could be a fun day to visit – there is a Palms market day at Shirley Intermediate from 10am to 4pm

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