Luke, Cody and William Cook and Jedd Tronc with Dave Tierney and Steve Grant from Dalby Police.
Luke, Cody and William Cook and Jedd Tronc with Dave Tierney and Steve Grant from Dalby Police. Jessica Bahr

Dalby Library: more than just books

ON SATURDAY morning, the Dalby library was transformed into a display of art, science, technology and everything in between as part of the 'Fun Palaces' event.

Fun Palaces, which first began in England three years ago, how now become a nation wide initiative around Australia, with events also held around the region at Miles, Tara and Chinchilla.

In addition to providing an exciting day of activities, the events also promote the message that libraries are about more than just books.

Staff at Dalby Library have been working on the event since August and estimated that over a thousand people attended.

Local celebrities and winners of House Rules 2016 Luke and Cody Cook were special guests at the event, making the most of the activities on offer with their younger brother William.

"It's been a fantastic day, it's been so full on...which is great,” Cody said.

"When we were growing up we just had a swing set at the park, then we walk in here and they've got virtual reality and stuff that I didn't even know existed,”

"They're really excited and we had a go at some of the activities and it was unreal, there was some great things...I think I was having more fun than the kids!” Luke added.

"The library is so good now, for such a small town it's got such good facilities.”

"Will loves it as well, he always comes to the library and gets out books and movies and he thinks it's great.”


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