Mobile library timetable to include Memorial Park

A new service called the BookMobile has commenced to provide a mobile library following the closure of The Entrance Library,

The Bookmobile will soon be operating on a new timetable to support the recent closure of The Entrance Library by Central Coast Council as part of its business recovery plan.

The Bookmobile will begin visiting Memorial Park on Marine Parade in The Entrance every Thursday from 9:45am until 11:45am.

There will be a new storytime session at the Gwandalan stop every second Monday at 10:30am where parents and children can share stories and songs.

Library members can reserve library items and select the book mobile as the collection point, which can be done on the Central Coast Council’s Library app.

The Bookmobile has no set collection, and items available are rotated regularly to ensure there is always something new to read.

The mobile library runs on a timetable consisting of Week A and Week B, and on Week A the van will be in Gwandalan on Koowong Rd from 10:30am to 12pm and Mannering Park at the Community Centre from 1pm-1:45pm on Mondays.

On Thursday, the van will be at Memorial Park in The Entrance from 9:45am to 11:15am.

In Week B, the van will be in Gwandalan again from 10:30am to 12pm and then Colongra Bay Hall in Lake Munmorah from 1pm to 1:45pm on Mondays.

On Tuesdays, the van will be at Niagara Park Shopping Centre from 1:45pm to 2:45pm.

On Thursdays the van will be at Memorial Park in The Entrance again from 9:45am to 11:15am.

Visit Council’s website to see the timetable.

Bateau Bay Library, currently located in Bateau Bay Square Shopping Centre is the closest permanent library to the former library at The Entrance.

When COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, a customer service point will be available at The Entrance Visitor Information Centre every Thursday with public computer access available during regular operating hours, which are Tuesday to Sunday from 10am until 4pm.

Harry Mulholland