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Lismore CIty Council’s Mobile Library is back on the road, providing our local communities with access to books and library services.

The Mobile Library is a service provided by the Richmond Tweed Regional Library that visits communities and villages across the Local Government Areas of Lismore, Tweed, Byron and Ballina.

Following the destruction of the previous Mobile Library during the February natural disaster, Lismore City Council teams have finished building the replacement truck.

Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg said it was a significant achievement by Lismore City Council staff to ensure its return.

“Several Council departments worked together to ensure the replacement Mobile Library was repaired, modified and fitted out so it can return to the streets of our region,” he said.

“It’s great news for our small communities and villages that library services are returning to their doorstep, with a range of books and PCs to use.”

RTRL Manager Lucy Kinsley said the Mobile Library is stacked with newly donated books following an outpouring of donations after the February natural disaster.

“All the books in the Mobile Library are new thanks to donations sent to us from Australia and around the world,” she said.

“We want to thank our communities across the region for their support and patience while we worked hard to return to service.

“We know how popular and well-loved the Mobile Library is, and we look forward to seeing you all when we visit your community.”

Ms Kinsley also said the timetable would remain the same.

“The Mobile Library is staying with its pre-natural disaster fortnightly timetable where it will also park in the same locations.”

The team are planning to increase activities and events out of the Mobile Library in the coming months, and you can stay up to date with all the latest news and check out the timetable by visiting the library website at www.rtrl.nsw.gov.au.