THERE is a new way to experience stories from the library.
Kingston Libraries has purchased and installed two “short story dispenser” machines. The dispensers print free 150 word, 300 word, and 1,000 word original short stories for library visitors.
The short story dispensers have been based at Parkdale and Dingley Village libraries. From 25 May one will move to the newly reopened Highett Library.
The mayor Steve Staikos said “everyone loves reading, but if you’re like me there’s not a lot of time to sit down and read a novel, now thanks to our new short story dispensers we can read a short story while we’re on the go.”
“With a database of thousands of stories, there really is a story to interest everyone and it’s so easy and fun to use,” he said. The dispenser draws from an online database of more than 100,000 stories from both local and international authors.
Kingston Libraries says it is the first public library in the country to offer the service.
The dispensers are expected to move to Scicluna’s Real Food Merchants in Mentone and Alice Rebel’s Café & Bar in Chelsea in the coming months.