LOWLIFES have nicked the Beaufort Street Community Centre’s mini library.
Centre manager Lindsay Payne says around Christmas, someone rocked up and unbolted the cabinet that housed the Little Free Library from the external wall of the centre. Mr Payne reckons they’d have needed a ute or large 4WD to take it away.
“We’re not sure if they stole the books as well or whether they just threw them away – there would have been about 50 books in there,” she says.
The library was a communal facility, with centre users and locals donating the books then swapping them over or borrowing them.
“I guess it was quite a nice cabinet after the volunteers did it up. Originally it came from a verge pick-up pile,” Ms Payne said.
The local branch of the Labor party, which for many years rented a room at the centre for monthly meetings, has come to the rescue with another cabinet. However, once the centre’s got it back up more literature will be needed to fill it, so if you’ve got any spare copies of Battlelines gathering dust on the shelf, perhaps it might be time to make a donation; or will that come in handy over the next month or so?
by STEVE GRANT