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by Lynne Cargill (subscribe)
I'm a grandmother, a retired teacher, an avid reader and Pinterest addict who loves historical re-enactment, English Country Dance, writing and Op Shopping. My business www.Step Into History.com.au is designed to help children experience history.
Published July 19th 2014
I love libraries. I love all libraries. I am willing to try them all. I've been to every Library in Logan and they are all great. I've been to lots in Brisbane and they are pretty good, although some are tiny.

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My favourite Library.


But, in my opinion, Logan North is THE BEST. Partly gets my loyalty because that's the Library I've belonged to the longest but there are other reasons too. It's spacious and clean and well lit. I like the way all the 'light' Murder Mysteries are together and easy to find.

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Hmmm. Which one haven't I read yet?


They have a wonderful coffee machine that costs only $1. So you can sit on a comfy lounge chair, drink a coffee or hot chocolate and read the latest magazines ... or help perhaps you'd rather help finish a large jigsaw puzzle.

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Hot chocolate anyone?


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A wide variety of magazines are available.


Maybe you'd rather watch tv or you could practice on the keyboard or use the computers or just browse the rows and rows and rows of books.

For the tech savvy there are all sorts of on-line services and ebooks; plus of course CDs, DVDs and Audio books.

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Row upon row of lovely books.


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Practice on the keyboard.


Collect their "What's On" book or check out the calendar on-line for the multitudes of groups and activities available.
Here are just a few:
Auslan Storytime
Book Clubs
Mens Shed
Computer Lessons
Homework Help
Kids Holiday Activities
Family History
Military discussions
Displays
Author talks
Colouring activities for children.
Games to borrow

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The Children's area.


Did you know you can return your borrowed books at any of the Logan Libraries? Not just the one where you borrowed it.

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Try something different.


I really enjoy the Staff Picks. I've discovered anything Chris recommends, I'm bound to enjoy ( or have read already!) They have recently introduced Kids Picks and Our Picks so we can also recommend our favourite reads.

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Kids Picks


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I admire Chris's taste in books.


However, the main reason for my choice is the staff. This library has the friendliest, most helpful staff ever. Living Treasures in the Library world.

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Borrow here.


If you are nowhere near Logan North, check out your own local library. It will be similar and is bound to have it's own special attributes. For instance Logan Central has posts and desks made from towers of books. It also hosts the Indigenous 'Yarning With Our Mob' events and is home to the Local Studies Librarian.

Logan Libraries have a fine reputation for customer service. Don't take my word for it. See for yourself.

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Definitely the Logan North Library. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff there. I like the way they display books on the end of aisles - either staff picks or picks by readers. I am a member of a number of libraries but Logan North Library is top of my list!
by lovet (score: 0|6) 1769 days ago
Logan North Library in Springwood. Great facilities and friendly helpful staff :)
by karen (score: 1|11) 867 days ago
Thanks for your article Lynne. I love to hear about great libraries.

Redland Libraries are my favourite. They have so much to offer. They are really supportive of new emerging writers and offer great workshops and opportunities to meet and listen to authors speak. My article goes in to more detailwww.weekendnotes.com/redland-libraries but I feel blessed to have these fantastic resources at hand for both me and my for children.

By the way, I love the self serve coffee machine at Logan North Library. What a fantastic idea!
by Michelle Upton (score: 1|69) 1766 days ago
The Library at Chermside is not only one of the nicer libraries in Brisbane but it also one of my favourite places in Chermside. Chermside Library is great for free events to suit all ages and even has a cafe onsite, meaning you don't have to leave just to feed your caffeine addiction. It is also conveniently located next to the Kedron/Wavell RSL Club, so if you get peckish while you are at the library you can just duck next door for a bite to eat. All in all I am big fan of the Chermside Library.
by Stephen de Jager (score: 2|105) 1752 days ago

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