Pictured left is Cr Pahlke with Mobile Library Officer Julian Hys and Thagoona Resident Tricia Greenhill and daughter Cordealia at the first day of the new Yamanto Mobile Library Stop.
The landscape of Yamanto has changed dramatically in the last 10 to 15 years, with well over 2500 new blocks of land developed adjacent to the ever expanding Yamanto Shopping Centre.
In response to the growing needs of the area, the Ipswich City Council mobile library will now make a regular visit the suburb. After an absence of more than a decade, the service will visit the Yamanto Shopping Centre every second Wednesday from 9.00am to midday and be located just inside the Woolworths car park.
The mobile library is basically a library on wheels which provides patrons access to a large range of services via satellite technology and internet. Each fortnight, it delivers 20 services to 14 locations in rural and urban communities across the city. It travels about 23,000 kilometres each year, lending around 97,000 items to some 35,000 visitors. The mobile library carries about 6,500 items, including books, magazines and DVDs.