The Broome Public Library information
The Broome Public Library has casts of dinosaur footprints, children’s and adults’ books that feature our Broome dinosaurs and key scientific publications.
Occasionally ‘dinosaur’ activities for children are scheduled during school holidays.
Broome Library Open Hours
Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 7pm
Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 1pm
Saturday 9am to 12pm
Closed on public holidays
Website: Broome Public Library
The casts hanging on the Library wall are made from plaster of paris and are pretty heavy.
Today scientists use a rapidly setting silicon, which is easier to work with and causes no damage to the tracks.
In the field, after the scientists carefully clean the tracks, they apply the silicon to the surface of the rock (The UQ Dino Lab uses a bright pink one, which is easier to clean up afterwards).
Once set, the silicon is carefully peeled off, the rocks are cleaned and then it’s back to the Dino Lab sandpit (yep they have a sandpit….. ) where casts are made, and that’s another story.
Read the scientific reports (not available for loan), or borrow one of the adult or children’s books.
Sometimes during school holidays, the volunteers from the Dinosaur Coast Management Group run children’s activities.
The library staff will be able to tell you when anything is scheduled.