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Get off the screen and into the library
A RECENT survey shows that 10 per
cent fewer kids are reading books for
Anecdotally, at least, that figure could
be a whole lot higher and it’s not just the
kids who are cutting back on their read-
ing as the screen continues to dominate
Whether it’s mum sitting in front of the
TV going through her Facebook posts,
the kids watching downloads from Netf-
lix or playing Xbox games and dad flick-
ing the channels watching two shows at
once... fewer people are making time to
sit down to a good, old fashioned book.
The reduction in reading is having an
adverse impact on education, training
and employment, not to mention the gen-
eral enjoyment of life.
When, for example, was the last time
you went into your local library?
Take the Bass Coast Shire Regional
Library in Murray Street, Wonthaggi,
for example, right across the road from
In fact, the recent move to Murray
Street, into the busy part of town for
shoppers, has been a boon for the Won-
thaggi Library but there are still hun-
dreds of local residents, paying for the li-
brary through their rates that have never
been into the library.
Make it a date this summer to step in-
side, you’ll be amazed what’s on offer.
There’s everything from travel books,
how-to books and sport, to research, the
latest novels, talking books, DVDs and
In fact if you can’t find something that
immediately rivets your interest, you’d
have to take a good hard look at yourself.
It’s an amazing space to just sit for a
while, have a read and dream a little.
Bass Coast libraries offer a wide range
of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs,
videos, audiotapes and now e-books.
Free internet access is also available.
Best of all, membership is free!
Library services are provided by the
Council through its membership of the
West Gippsland Regional Library Corpo-
ration. The Corporation is contracted to
provide library services on behalf of the
Bass Coast’s libraries are found in:
Wonthaggi (Murray Street - opposite
Woolworths), Cowes (89 Thompson Av-
enue) and Inverloch (16 A’Beckett Street)
with a Mobile Library Service visiting
Kilcunda, San Remo, Coronet Bay, Cori-
nella and Grantville.
The Wonthaggi Library is open on
Monday 10am-6pm, Tuesday, 10am-
6pm, Wednesday 10am-6.30pm, Thurs-
day 10-6pm, Friday 10am-6pm, Satur-
The West Gippsland Regional Library
Corporation has 10 libraries under its
management as well as several mobile
libraries. The static libraries are located
at Drouin 5625 1564, Foster 5682 1735,
Inverloch 5674 1169, Mirboo North
5668 1528, Neerim South 5628 1621,
Noojee 5628 9688, Cowes (Phillip Is-
land) 5952 2842, Poowong 5659 2349,
Warragul 5622 2848 and Wonthaggi
5672 1875. Call for opening hours.
Welcoming the new Bass Coast Principal Librarian, Steven Haby, on board at a literary event at the Won-
thaggi Library last week were former acting principal librarian Lucy Nuttal, Bass Coast Mayor Cr Jordan
Crugnale and Bass Coast Writers Group President Alison Chapman. m165015
There’s an incredible variety of books at the various libraries around Bass Coast from travel, to sport,
research, local history and the classics. M175015
Discover. . .
Dave Milnes, left, and Les Wegert, right, from Bass Coast Paintball with
a group of students from Sale who battled in the bush during their recent
Schoolies Week. N054915.
Paintball fun in any weather
YOU can only swim at the beach
when it’s hot, but you don’t have to
rely on the weather to play paintball.
Bass Coast Paintball, just out of
Wonthaggi, provides an action-packed
day of fun for people aged nine and
The new Splatmaster is designed for
kids aged over nine, and if you’re over
16, paintball is the go.
Bass Coast Paintball has 12 fields
varying from native bush to paddocks
with manmade obstacles –the choice
There’s also a three -man tourna-
ment coming up on January 16.
To book for the tournament, or a
time for your own group battle, phone
5672 4109 or 0413 693 376.
Visit the Bass Coast Paintball web -
site for prices, directions and further
Eyes are peeled as the enemy looms in the bush up the hill. N064915.
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