THE frustrations that come with ageing can manifest themselves in many ways and small-print books are one of the problems that can make people grumpy.
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Volunteer Caroline Grimwood with one of the 500 large print books and some of the free magazines on offer.
A recent makeover of the Lemon Tree Passage Library (opposite the motel) has seen a culling of the shelves down to about 5000 books, 500 of which are in large print.
Leading the charge has been long time volunteer Robyn Lane who has also updated the books by restocking the library with recently donated page turners.
“We get many donations of works by popular authors,”she said.
“These have now been catalogued and have replaced books that have been gathering dust for 20 years,” she added.
Another little known service at the library is the free give-away of stacks of glossy magazines and journals.
“Residents just can’t bring themselves to throw these quality publications out so they bring them in and anyone can take as many as they like home,”she said.
The library also houses all current minutes of Port Stephens Council meetings which are regularly updated and available for perusal.
It is open between the hours of 10 am and 12 noon, six days per week.
Those wishing to donate books or magazines should check with the rostered librarian on 49 823477 during opening hours for details.