Tuesday, 1 April 2014

ABC Wednesday, L for Library,Queensland, Australia

COOKTOWN LIBRARY
This library and meeting room is a joint project of Cook Shire Council and Queensland Government Rural living Infrastructure Program.
Officially opened 13th December 1995 by Steve Fredhauer .



In January 2014 I stayed with my family in the sweltering heat of Cooktown.It was great to be in the library of Cooktown for this was good to keep cool.



The front of the library is adorned with this piece of Aboriginal art.

















My daughter behind the desk, works several days in the week in this library


These three flags are important for Australia. The Aboriginal flag in the middle

 between the Torres Strait Islander  flag and the Australian flag. They are  three 

official flags.







This painting shows what is important for all the customers 

who borrow books and all visitors

 

 

 



 

The children can keep themselves busy reading books or playing with all kind of toys. The smallest children can lie on a couple of cushions if they are tired

I had my i-pad with me and got a code for wifi. There is a special room for computer workers.


Another room is for those who want watch TV.



While inside the air condition was producing a nice  cool atmosphere, outside it was so hot and humid that the lens of my camera was steamed up, as if there was a dense fog. Lateron my camera could take a clearer photo of the surroundings.

With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words beginning with L.

26 comments:

jeannettestgermain said...

Nice to see your daughter at her job! The weather looks like that of Florida in the summer, hot and humid!

Sylvia K said...

I do agree with Jeanette, Wil, nice to see your daughter and, yes, the weather does look like that in Florida -- hot and humid!! I'm happy to live in the northwest and definitely prefer it in spite of an over abundance of gray, wet days! But our worlds tend to be what we make them in many ways. Hope your week is off to a great start!!

ladyfi said...

What a charming library.

Roger Owen Green said...

This librarian approves!

Hazel Ceej said...

Wow... library! My kind of word for L.

Indrani said...

Library... such a good choice for 'L'.

TheChieftess said...

I have a special place in my heart for libraries as my grandmother was a librarian for 52 years!!!

Lisa said...

I just knew Roger would like this post! I love libraries but wonder if they will become a thing of the past as e-books become more and more popular. I sure hope not!

MERYL JAFFE, PhD - parent, psychologist, teacher, author... said...

What a great place to work!

Leovi said...

Wonderful, I love libraries!

Susan Moore said...

I have a great fondness for libraries, they are a wonderful escape, one can get lost for hours exploring the shelves.

photowannabe said...

This looks like a delightful place to read and get out of the humidity.
love the photo of your daughter.

Carver said...

I love libraries. Great shot of your daughter and the library. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Hildred said...

Th Library, - next to the garden my favourite spot!

ellen b. said...

Fabulous library and librarian!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

This is a well equipped librARY. i LOVE LIBRARIES.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I forgot to say, when I was in secondary school, I joined up to be a library. One of the perks was getting to read the new books before the others.

Jama said...

a very inviting library!!

Ercotravels said...

Great and different Idea behind this Library.

Snapperoni :: Photography said...

I LOVE libraries. This one has a very homey feel and I'd have loved to come to this library.XD

Patty said...

Very nice photos, glad you had a nice visit. Really like your header at the top. Beautiful, but it seemed to take a while to open when I came to your blog. Perhaps it was Firefox, which is what I use.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice to see you again Wil and thanks for the comment. I am 79, Wil and I will be 80 in October. I think we are the same age. I was born in 1934. In October of that year.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I absolutely love libraries and this is a wonderful one. Your daughter has the perfect job (in my opinion)...

It is beautiful to know that the aboriginal flag is one of Australia's official ones. It makes me very happy to know that.

Powell River Books said...

Libraries are wonderful places. We have having a library feud in our town. Everyone agrees we need a larger one, but no once can agree about where it should go. It's been over a year now and still no decision. It'll go to a vote next fall. I'm sure that will be a battle as well. - Margy

Trubes said...

Hello Wil,
What a wonderful Library, seems to be a vital part of the community, so much colour too.
I was an avid reader as a child and spent countless hours in the local library, thanks to the encouragement of the librarians I was able to read by the age of four, which put me in good stead for starting school at the age of five.
Lovely picture of your daughter, she sure looks happy in her job.
Best wishes,
Di.

AmitAag said...

Library...oh wow! what a place!
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