Help for isolated people in Ballarat

Sandra Gallagher Bargain Browsers

When COVID-19 saw the doors close on our Bargain Browsers store in Ballarat, Manager Sandra Gallagher and the team were wondering what to do with all the books and games.


They came up with a wonderful idea, setting up a community library in the foyer of their office. With social isolation taking its toll on Ballarat residents, the team have encouraged locals to come and pick up something that may help their time at home.


“We want people to come through and grab a book or two, or a puzzle for the kids,” said Sandra.


“It’s really important that people have ways to keep their minds active. If they’re just sitting at home, they may focus on all the negatives going on at the moment.”