This story was originally published on the Blacktown Sun website
Reading a book to pass the time is a favourite of patients and visitors as Mount Druitt Hospital.
So volunteers at the hospital have been presented with two new mobile bookshelves to keep up with demand.
The mobile shelves replace the old ones located that were located in the hospital’s cafe.
Local volunteer coordinator Emily Jancek said even with the rise in popularity of electronic devices, you could never beat a good book.
“Patients and carers think there’s nothing like a real book for those times when you’re waiting – to get better, to go home, or just for good news,” Ms Jancek said.
Mount Druitt Hospital’s donation library works in a take-one-keep-one system – a book donation will secure you a title of your choosing.
The new book trolleys were donated by Health Infrastructure as part of the Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital Project expansion.
There are about 100 volunteers currently lending their service to the hospital.
Voluntary services coordinator Yvonne Dickeson has praised the work of the hospital’s volunteers.
“Our volunteers form a companionship with other people and become part of a bright, happy environment. There is a social side to volunteering,” she said.
“They are also providing an important community service and we thank all of our volunteers for their dedication.”