Community invited to attend info day

Interactive: Dubbo Macquarie Regional Library's manager of Library Services and Collections Lindy Allan with branch manager Peter Irwin. Photo: Taylor Jurd

Interactive: Dubbo Macquarie Regional Library's manager of Library Services and Collections Lindy Allan with branch manager Peter Irwin. Photo: Taylor Jurd

If you’ve visited the Dubbo Macquarie Regional Library recently you may have noticed a new interactive display hub nestled in the corner.

The hub provides access to quality drug and alcohol information and next Thursday the community of Dubbo are invited to attend an open day where a number of fun and educational activities will be run.

The ‘drug and alcohol info hub’ is an initiative of the State Library of NSW and Dubbo has been selected to help promote its quality information to residents.

As well as the interactive hub, there is also a display stand with easy to understand pamphlets.

The activities being run on the day will include beer goggles to simulate the effects of alcohol on people, recipes for mocktails and the ‘know your standards’ kit which shows people what a standard drink measure is.

The information day will be held on Thursday, June 22 and will run from 11am to 2pm. Schools wishing to come down for an education day should contact the Dubbo library.

 Macquarie Regional Library Dubbo branch manager Peter Irwin said most of the display pamphlets come from NSW Health Drug Facts so are up-to-date on the latest information.

“So they’re of good quality and easy to read language,” he said.

Mr Irwin said the day wasn’t about lecturing people, but to inform the community.

“We’re here to support them and let them know this information is here and accessible,” he said.

“The library is a non-threatening place to come to.”

A number of local services will also be there on the day for people to chat to.