The public library in Greene County, South Australia is a great place to start your day, according to the head of its public service.
The Greene County Public Library (GCPL) says you can get your morning coffee fix from the library’s cafe at the main branch.
“We have our own coffee bar and the cafe is actually open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it’s the perfect spot for a morning coffee,” said GCPL CEO David Gifford.
Mr Giffords says it’s not just about having a cup of joe.
“I think there’s a lot of people that enjoy coffee that aren’t necessarily coffee drinkers,” he said.
“They’re people that are just enjoying a cup and enjoying their morning coffee.”
The GCPL’s cafe is open 24/7.
It’s not the first time the Greene Country Library has opened its doors for breakfast.
Earlier this year the library opened its coffee bar to customers in an effort to cut down on costs.
“It’s really about reducing our operating costs.
It’s been really good to see the level of service and the level that people are coming in and enjoying the library and being able to have that connection to the community,” Mr Giffors said.
Mr Jevons says it is a win-win situation for everyone involved.
“If you’re coming in from outside and it’s raining, it makes it much more difficult for them to get their coffee in and they’re less likely to have a problem,” he explained.
“There’s less people coming in.
There’s less customers.
So we’ve been able to save the library some money.”
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