Bulimba Library is situated on the edge of the popular Oxford Street. It had a lovely community feel to it, with community rooms available underneath, and plenty of room for people to read, study and enjoy the library upstairs. The people we ran into at the library were lovely, very friendly and happy to enjoy the time in the library with their children.
The children’s section was really lovely, with several nods to the nearby river and the popular ferry terminal. On one side of the wall there was a ‘cubby’ designed to look like the ferry, a style that was reproduced in a little book nook on the opposite wall. (The book nook carried series books – it was great to see them collected together like that). There was also a lovely painting above the children’s novels, showing the river in a similar style to the way the painting in Grange Library showed the Kedron Brook.
There was a lovely airy feel to the kids section, with windows highlighting the trees outside and pot plants adding to that on the inside. Along with the cubby and nook, there was some fantastic book displays, low book shelves with lots and lots of picture books and a extensive collection of children’s fiction. Right next to the kids area was a slightly separated Young Adults section, including a games table with games available for people to play. There’s a cosy sofa for curling up in as well as a seat in the cubby for reading on.
The staff seemed friendly and happy to be there and the patrons were definitely very friendly. It was a great trip out, and I was really glad that we made it. Now for Squirm to stay awake long enough to play at the playground at nearby Memorial Park!
The best parts of Bulimba Library
- The cubby and the painting
- A gorgeous collection of books
- The cosy, happy feel of the library
Important Information about Bulimba Library
Cnr Riding Rd & Oxford St, Bulimba 4171
Open Tuesday to Saturday