Bookworms have kept themselves occupied through the coronavirus lockdown with a good read from the Wagga City Library.
Librarian Claire Campbell said cooking, home improvement, and gardening material had proved immensely popular with readers.
"We saw people making sourdough bread, growing vegetables in their garden - those kinds of magazines have been really popular with people wanting to learn some skills and do that in their own backyard and kitchen," Mrs Campbell said.
"There was one lady who came back on the first day we opened on June 1. She said the hardest part about the whole virus was not being able to come to the library."
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Sigil John was one regular library-goer who was relieved to be back, but not as relieved as her four-year-old Ann-Maria Ance who had been missing the live reading sessions.
Sigil and her husband work at Wagga Base Hospital, and whenever one of them is on shift the other reads books to their two children.
"Because of the coronavirus we stopped coming. We were quite scared coming with the kids, but [Ann-Maria] is very keen to come and borrow books, so that's why we decided to come back," she said.
"We normally don't read that much fiction - we like nature, animals, birds. She likes Peppa the Pig."
The family is from South India, and Sigil said reading was a good way to teach her children English and spark curiosity in the natural world around them.
The most popular children's book during lockdown was the 65-storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths, whereas the top adult fiction was The Weekend by Charlotte Wood.
The Harry Potter series continued its dominating presence on the leaderboard as a book beloved by children and adults alike.
Audiobooks also proved popular, with the biography of Michelle Obama Becomiong being the number one download and Kitty Flanag's 488 Rules for life being a close second.