Reading and rolling on the rails

File photo. Picture: THINKSTOCK
File photo. Picture: THINKSTOCK

GOLDFIELDS libraries are providing commuters with free books and magazines to read on the train.

The libraries have supplied a selection of deleted and pre-loved books and magazines for travellers to borrow from Kangaroo Flat, Castlemaine and Woodend train stations as part of the Rolling Stock program.  

Woodend Library manager Lulu Cockram said the books were free to borrow for as long as people liked. 

"You don't need a library card and when finished the item can be returned for other travellers to enjoy," she said. 

"Rolling Stock encourages people to read whilst travelling, lets people share books they no longer use, and gives new life to superfluous items in our collections.

"The program also encourages people to visit one of our branches and discover all of the other great items in our collection including fiction and non-fiction books, DVDs, CDs, audio books, and the latest magazines."

People are encouraged to donate books or magazines to their library branch.


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