Council temporarily suspends in-branch library programs


In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, Redland City Council will temporarily suspend all in-branch library programs for four weeks from Saturday 22 January 2022.

The move will apply to all children’s and adult programs held in Council libraries on both the mainland and islands.

This decision has been made in an effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Library staff will continue to hold free story sessions for young children at its pop-up libraries in Thornlands Community Park, Mount Cotton Community Park, Wellington Point Reserve and IndigiScapes Centre. Check the library events calendar for dates.

There will also be an increased focus on online programming, with story time and craft activities to do at home.

There have been some further COVID-19 impacts to library services on the islands, with the branch at Dunwich on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) closed on Tuesdays until further notice due to reduced staff availability.

All libraries will remain open for borrowing where possible, with visitors required to wear a face mask and to check in using either the Check In Qld app or by manually recording their details.

The use of computers, printing and free Wi-Fi will also still be available.

Library return chutes remain open 24/7, except on public holidays, so people can return items without needing to enter the library.

There are also opportunities to borrow resources, including e-books and audiobooks, from Council’s Digital Library, which can be accessed via the online catalogue or the Redland City Council Library app.

For the latest updates on the impacts of COVID-19 on Council services, programs and events, follow Redland City Council on Facebook or visit news.redland.qld.gov.au