After a rather eventful week, we just wanted a short trip this week, so we headed up the road a bit towards Kallangur Library. It’s a lovely big and airy library, attached to the local community centre with a lot of great parking – including excellent disabled parking. The childrens and young adult sections are smaller ones to one side of the library (and near the computers, which was a bit distracting) while the rest of the library held the adult collection.
There was a lovely looking outside reading area, but it didn’t look like it was particularly used, which is a pity. There was a seating area near the biographies and a comfortable looking seating area in the young adult section, but the library didn’t quite have as cosy a feel as I found at Strathpine, Caboolture, Narangba or Redcliffe.
The children’s area was really nice, though and Squirm and I had a great time both reading there and selecting some new books for the coming week. The colours were bright and cheerful, with the same carpet as we found at Bribie Island – the red and blue which give an immediate lift to an area. There were great displays, lots to look at in the area and the books were really easy to find. Although there was a couch to sit on, we found ourselves sitting on the floor between the low, brightly coloured shelves, pulling out heaps of books to read. I was particularly impressed to find a good collection of books from Cherbourg Primary School, an indigenous community in Queensland. They looked great!
The staff were clearly very busy, but really lovely, going out of their way to help the people in the library. They’ve got a great library, but I think there might need to be some thinking in the future about how the library can best serve a growing high school population, with the nearby new secondary college moving into senior secondary next year – the library is so close to the school, that it could really be used as a place for teenagers to find books, study and relax as the school grows.
The best parts of Kallangur Library
- Bright, cheerful kids area
- Really interesting selection of books
- Friendly staff
Important Information about Kallangur Library
1480 Anzac Avenue, Kallangur
Open Monday to Saturday