Cr Susie Kelly, Council’s Inglewood Administration Officer Rhyll Hansen, and Cr Jason Watts in the Inglewood library

Got an affection for fiction? Join the new Inglewood Book Lover’s Group!

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Goondiwindi Regional Council is proud to announce the start of an exciting new library program kicking off in Inglewood this week.

The Inglewood Book Lovers’ Group will meet for the first time this Thursday (20 October) at the Inglewood Library. Come along at 10 am for morning tea, then stay for a friendly discussion of all things to do with books – from the classics to contemporary fiction and non-fiction.

Bookings are essential – please phone 4652 0208 or call in to the Inglewood library.

Whether you like to keep up with the best new releases, enjoy escaping into fantasy or enjoy settling down with a good biography, the group is a friendly get-together for men and women of all ages and readers of all genres.

Cr Susie Kelly holds Council’s community facilities portfolio, including libraries, and said it was great to see another of Council’s popular library programs extended into the region’s smaller communities.

“We’ve taken a page from the success of the existing Library Book Lovers’ Group in Goondiwindi, which has just grown in popularity in recent years,” Cr Kelly said. “So it’s wonderful to now be able to take that program and extend it to one of our region’s smaller libraries,” she said.

“The Book Lovers’ Group is such a friendly and relaxed environment to chat about whatever we’ve been reading. What’s different about this group is that you’re not expected to all read the same book – everyone is welcome to share their thoughts and opinions on their own choice of book, whether it be from the library or their own collection.

“So each meeting reflects the members’ own reading interests and results in some really great and engaging discussions,” she said. “It’s a great way to get recommendations from other readers, as well as curated suggestions from our local librarians, quizzes, crosswords and more.”

Cr Kelly said that regularly getting together as part of a group was an important part of looking after our mental health, especially in rural communities.

“Just getting together with other like-minded people to chat about our shared interests and hobbies is so important, and especially so in more regional areas such as ours,” she said. “Our local libraries provide such a great service and are such a key part of our communities.”

The Inglewood Book Lovers’ Group will be held on the third Thursday of each month, with the next meeting after this week on Thursday 17 November.

Can’t attend the book group in person? You can still get involved online:

The program complements a suite of Council library programs across the Goondiwindi Region, including First Five Forever, Be Connected, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Additional library services include home deliveries (in partnership with Care Goondiwindi), the Kaloma Reading Group, and special delivery service for Rural Customers.

There is also a large suite of online library resources available, free, through Council’s website - including heaps of great learning and entertainment resources for kids.

Joining the Goondiwindi Region library service is free and easy - you can join at any library branch in Goondiwindi, Inglewood or Texas.

For more information, visit:

18th October 2022 at 12:00 AM