Closure of Grenfell Public Library

To protect the health and safety of our community Weddin Shire Council are taking measures to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 by minimising face-to-face contact.

The safety of our aged community remains at the forefront of our decision making process and whilst we have maintained many of our face-to-face services for as long as possible it is necessary for us to make some changes to our services delivered out of the Community Hub as follows:

Grenfell Public Library:

The Grenfell Public Library is now closed to the public until further notice.

Grenfell VIC:

The staff at the Visitor Information Centre are contactable by telephone and email, however the VIC is now closed for over the counter assistance until further notice.

Grenfell Internet Centre:

The staff at the Grenfell Internet Centre are contactable by telephone and email, however the Internet Centre is now closed for over the counter assistance until further notice.

Grenfell Art Gallery:

The Grenfell Art Gallery is now closed to the public until further notice.

This is a challenging time for us all, we apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience as we work together to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19.  

For all health advice in relation to COVID-19 please visit NSW Health:

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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 23 March 2020

Grenfell Public Library Update

The library is open but if you are unwell please do not enter the building.

Expanded Housebound service

If you are unwell and live within the town limits, please contact the library and we can organise a delivery for you. This will mean you leave your returns in a bag on your front step and the library staff member will swap over the bag for a new one with stock. We will not knock on the door.

For those outside the town limits you can ring the library for stock to be put aside and have a friend or relative pick them up for you.


Activities such as Baby Bounce, Preschool Storytime, Cinema and School holiday activities are all on hold until further notice.

Online resources are available

As part of your membership you have free access to BorrowBox for eAudiobooks and eBooks. This gives you a limit of 4 titles of each eAudio and eBooks at one time. You will need your membership number and date of birth (ddmmyy) to log into the free app. There are titles for everyone.

Story Box is free as part of your membership as well. Story Box Library provides a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of everyday storytellers – actors, comedians, sports people, musicians, artists, authors, children – with varying accents and from different cultures, each sharing past and present book titles. The result is meaningful, entertaining readings that focus on both teller and tale. This is a streaming service so there are no limits to the number of titles you can listen to. You will be asked for your membership number only. No password required.

For school projects you have access to several online resources including the State and National Libraries plus World Book Encyclopaedia via the Grenfell Library website. These are all free of charge and can be used from home.

Current loans

If you are unable to visit the library, please log into the library website and renew your items or call the library and this can be done for you over the phone.

Loan limits have been increased for you all except on DVDs, toys and music CDs.

Library hours and contact details

The Library hours are Tuesday – Friday 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 5pm and Saturday 9.30 – 12pm. These have not changed.

If you need to contact the library, please check our Facebook page or website for any updates. Library phone is if you do not have access 6343 1334.

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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 16 March 2020

Thank you to everyone who support the Friends of Grenfell Library street stall on Friday 6 March. The raffle winner was Marie Cotter.

Thank you to Australian Author Annie Seaton for coming to Grenfell on Monday 9 March. It was lovely to hear your story and to meet you.

A lot of fun was had at the first PJ Storytime on Thursday 12 March. We all sang songs and read stories before heading home to bed. The next PJ Storytime will be Thursday 11 June at 6.30pm.

The next Baby Bounce and Preschool Storytime are on Wednesday 25 March at 10.30am and 11am. Everyone is welcome to join us.

The next monthly Friends of Grenfell Library (FOGL) meeting is on Tuesday 24 March. Every is welcome to attend. Please contact President Jasmine Pipe on 0400 499 723 to confirm location.

Have you checked out the library website lately? There are new sections such as Readers and Writers with links to book reviews, What to read next and a Books to movie or TV shows list. Under the kids’ section you have the Premiers Reading Challenge list. The items listed on the PRC list are held here in Grenfell. Don’t forget that everyone has access to Choice online, Ancestry and Find My Past in the library.

A number of new magazine titles received this week and they are 4×4 Australia, Better Homes and Gardens, Australian Woodsmith, National Geographic kids, Choice Computer, Choice, Tech life and Backyard.

A few new kids’ books are available this week and they are Economics for Babies, Counting our Country by Jill Daniels, Fairies are Real by Holly Hatam, Goodnight Constellations by Rachel McAlister, The Beach Wombat by Susannah Chambers, There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Book by Jomike Tejid and Coming Home to Country by Bronwyn Bancroft.

The latest fiction titles have arrived this week and they include In Darkness Visible by Tony Jones, The Bitterroots C.J. Box, Riptides by Kirsten Alexander, Jane in Love by Rachel Givney, The Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton and Whatever It Takes by Andy McNab.

Some great new Large print titles are now available and include The Legend of Dutchman’s Mine by Jethro Kyle, On The Worst Day of Christmas by Tracey Walsh, A Grave Affair by Shelley Smith, A Return to the Alamo by Paul Bedford, Strangehold by Corba Sunman and Kill-Box by Lawrence Lariar.

The latest DVD titles are now available this week and they include After the Wedding, Big Little Lies Season 2, Maleficent Mistress of Evil, Paw Patrol Pup of the Pirate Treasure, Paw Patrol Sea Patrol, Paw Patrol Brave Heroes Big Rescues, 21 Bridges, Parasite, Frozen II, Team up with Thomas, Chicken Little, Sanditon, The Tree of Life, Fishermans Friend, Knives Out, Charlies Angels, Doctor Sleep, Thomas Journey Beyond Sodor The Movie and Blinded by the Light.

Upcoming events to keep in mind are:

Tuesday 24 Mar Friends of Grenfell Library Monthly meeting. 6.45pm for a 7pm start. Everyone is welcome. If you wish to attend please contact President Jasmine Pipe on 0400 499 723.

Wednesday 8 Apr Baby Bounce at 10.30am and Preschool Storytime at 11am.

Friday 10 Apr Good Friday. Library will be closed.

Saturday 11 Apr Easter Saturday. Library will be closed.

Saturday 25 Apr ANZAC Day. Library will be closed.

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