Deniliquin’s Central Murray Regional Library is trying to revive the art of writing love letters in time for Valentine’s Day.
As part of its annual Library Lovers’ Day activities, library members and anyone interested is being asked to write a love letter to their library.
Deniliquin Library team leader Ariane Fehring said the aim was to encourage people to support and to reconnect with their library.
Library Lovers’ Day also gives the local team a chance to showcase what people can do at their library, which is about more than borrowing books.
‘‘We try and bring in educational speakers regularly and have social groups that use our resources on a weekly basis,’’ Ms Fehring said.
‘‘We offer a range of books, magazines, audio books, educational DVD’s, and we even have books available to download off our website.
‘‘But technology cannot compare to the smells and more tactile experience that a library can give you.
‘‘We invite people to come down and write their own letter with the ‘Love Letters to Libraries’ stationary — it allows individuals to share their stories about their love or what they like about the library.’’
Already on display at the library are love letters to libraries by some of Australia’s best known authors, reminiscing about their enjoyable and lasting library experiences.