Prepare for pop-up libraries around the city

Gold Coast bookworms will soon be able to grab something to read at local parks, beaches and city events with the City of Gold Coast launching a ‘pop-up’ library program.

Mayor Tom Tate said it’s all about taking libraries to the people.

“The locations remain a mystery for now,” said the Mayor, “but our library staff are working behind the scenes to plot out their pop-up library schedule.


“It’s all about taking libraries to the people. I’m all for frontline services, so this pop-up library program is value-for-money and a lot of fun at the same time.

“Books normally live on shelves but this program is setting them free in parks, at retirement villages, at food and music events and even at the beach,” said Mayor Tom Tate.

He said the pop-up libraries may even appear at toddler playgroups – complete with picture books, puppet storytelling and early literacy support – or at music festivals around the Gold Coast where they would double as a chill-out zone for festival-goers.