A treasure trove of amusement awaits

I kid you not

Ben Kidd

Ben Kidd

Oh hey there and thanks for taking the time to read my article.

Well the first and second line of it at least anyway.

As the national broadband network slowly rolls into town we are all witness to its first and most obvious casualty.

With faster available video streaming there no longer seems a place for the humble video store.

The last of its kind and the end of an era, vale Network DVD.

But what about those of us without fast reliable internet?

Telstra customers and the like.

What are they going to do?

The answer has been there for years, quietly basking in all of its public service beauty.

Port Lincoln Library folks and it's not just what's on their shelves.

'Libraries of SA' is a One Card network, which means every movie or television show (and obviously books too) from anywhere in the state can now be reserved and hired through our little old library on the corner of London and Porter streets.

That's a DVD/Blu-ray catalogue the size of 100 video stores and it's all free. Free!

Oh and that's not even the best part.

The best part is you have no idea how long it will take for your reservations to get in.

They might show up the following afternoon or they might trickle in over the space of six months.

It's like movie lotto.

And it can all be done from the comfort of your comfiest chair.

Can't figure out how to navigate their website on your phone?

Just get your kids to show you. That's what they're there for!

So in summary: books, movies, magazines, TV shows, video games, web services, millions of titles, free, convenient, friendly staff, good air conditioning and most importantly an incredible back catalogue of the Port Lincoln Times.