Books give hope | Cranbourne Star News

By Marcus Uhe

Casey Cardinia Libraries is supporting flood recovery in northern New South Wales by collecting donations to send to the Lismore City Library.

Libraries are looking for books that are less than five years old or for financial donations that can be made at distribution points anywhere in the library.

100% of financial donations will go to the Lismore Town Library.

Categories primarily affected by flood damage include adult fiction, large print, youth and young adult books, children’s storybooks, children’s DVDs, puzzles, audio books, parenting and youth non-fiction.

Casey Cardinia Libraries general manager Beth Luppino said the donations would help restore a sense of normalcy to the community after such a difficult time.

“Public libraries play a key role in wellbeing through the provision of free services and safe spaces, helping this library will help the Lismore community recover faster,” Ms Luppino said.

“We’ve seen how much our local communities valued our libraries during the Covid-19 closures – now it’s our turn to help the library and community of Lismore get back on their feet.”

Casey Cardinia Libraries are located in Cranbourne, Doveton, Emerald, Endeavor Hills, Narre Warren and Pakenham.

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