Libraries are proving to be a popular school holiday outing for the long-list of young families opting to spend their break close to home.
Port Fairy librarian Elaine Day said the town's library had enjoyed a busy start to the September holiday period.
"We have had good numbers to start the holidays, a lot of them locals," Mrs Day said.
"As a community facility we can have up to 20 people at a time so that allows us to open and be a good option for people looking for something to do."
Warrnambool parents Viveka Simpson and Renae Turner included a visit to the library during a day trip to Port Fairy with their six-year-olds Elia and Gabriel.
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Ms Simpson said libraries had plenty to offer when it came to holiday entertainment.
"The library is a great place for parents and children to catch-up," Ms Simpson said.
"The kids love looking at the books and doing puzzles and as parents it gives us the chance to have a chat.
"It is also a very affordable form of entertainment that we can do in any weather."
Ms Turner said she was excited about the plans in place for the building of a new library in Warrnambool.
"It looks amazing and will be such a great asset for the community," she said.
The new Warrnambool library is set to be a three-storey multi-purpose facility and will cost $20.25 million.
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