Library Resources and Services

RESOURCES

The Library stocks a huge range of books in the following categories:

  • Childrens books
  • Young adult books
  • Adult fiction and non fiction books
  • Large print books
  • Bibliographies
  • Art
  • Cookery
  • Gardening
  • Transport
  • War
  • Magazines for adults and children
  • DVD’s
  • Audiobooks ….  and much more

MAPLETON COMMUNITY LIBRARY e-CATALOGUE

The Mapleton Community Library e-Catalogue can be viewed at the library and can also be accessed from home or on your mobile at Mapleton e-Catalogue

NEW RESOURCES

New resources are added to the library throughout the year and can be found in the New Resources Section of the Library, where they remain for 3 months.

Please note that new resources cannot be renewed until they are no longer classified as ‘new’.

SERVICES

The Mapleton Community Library offers the following services in addition to making its resources available for loan to its members:

  • Book covering, laminating, printing and photocopying (subject to a fee)
  • Internet – subject to a fee, but free if using your own device
  • A computer for personal use at the library (subject to a fee)
  • Justice of the Peace service – available at the library on Monday mornings 8.30am to Noon and Thursday morning without appointment from 11am to 12.30pm or by appointment. Please contact the Library during library hours for  further information (07 5445 7011)
  • Computer lessons – please contact the library for further information
  • Books for sale – there is a small dedicated section of the Library, the Everyday Bookshop, where good quality books are offered for sale for just a few dollars each. In addition there is now a BARGAIN BIN where bargain books can be bought for only $1.00 each!! All monies raised from these sales go towards the upkeep of the Library
  • Library News Letter – monthly updates on events and new resources at the Library
  • Children’s storytelling on the first Saturday morning of each month at 10.30am
  • Children’s art classes, craft and puzzle mornings 
  • Free Preparing for Prep workshops are held during the third term for parents of young children

DISPLAYS

Various displays are showcased in the Library during the year. These include:

  • Artist of the month exhibitions by local artists
  • In the Spotlight highlighting a theme or topic or author of the month in the Library
  • The Community Interest display is on the end panel of the new book section and changes often

EVENTS

Various fund-raising events are held by the Library throughout the year in order to raise the much needed funds to help keep the Library operating. These events include:

  • Book Sales and mini markets held in June and December
  • Social and community events such as Lover’s of Books, Trivia evenings, talks

Refer to the Events page for details of all forthcoming events.

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