LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 13 July 2020

No more overdue fines being charged

As of July 1, there are no more overdue fines being charged. All members have had their fines removed and a clean slate has been granted to everyone. I would prefer you return the stock than take your money. Instead there will be a charge for processing any lost or damaged items on top of the replacement cost of the item.

Changes to overdue notices

Next time that you visit the library why not provide your email address to receive a kind reminder that your items are due back in a few days, an email will be provided to update you on your reservations and if you are unable to return your items you will receive an overdue notice. But for those who do not provide an email address for overdue notices will be charged for any manual overdue notices issued.

Internet access

Also, from July 1 for Library members only internet access is free when you produce your membership card. For all other users, the charges still stand.

Reminder that Phase 2 of the library reopening has begun with more hours being added and a single public computer being available for quick printouts only.

For computer access this is for a quick print out only. No sitting watching videos, scrolling through social media or any researching. Single person only at the computer and you will be required to clean the surface down upon completion.

Please read carefully as there are changes to hours and services provided. The Library will proceed to the next phase if no issues occur in the previous phase.

PhaseOpen HoursAllowedRestrictedDate
2Tues – Fri 10.30 – 12.30 and 3 – 5   Sat 9.30 – 12loans and returns limited computersstudy, newspaper areas and toy collection Storytime and group activities            30 June
3Back to normal hours Tues – Fri 10.30 – 12.30 and 1.30 – 5   Sat 9.30 – 12loans and returns full computers, study, newspaper areas and toy collection  Storytime and group activities          4 Aug
4 Back to normalnil1 Sep  

Are you looking for something different to read and are struggling to get into the library?

Why not try out indyreads™. indyreads™ provides access to a statewide collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature, and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudio format thanks to the State Library of NSW. Access is free as part of your membership. Further details are available https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/indyreads/

Are you missing Storytime?

Use it as a bedtime tale, a facilitator for discussion in the classroom, a complement to library Storytime, or a read aloud model – the choice is yours. No matter what the reason for your visit to Story Box Library, we help children journey to that most uniquely precious place, the wilds of their own imagination.

Our stories have been selected with children of pre-school and primary age in mind. Stories have been broken down into the following categories: Pre-school (3 – 5 years); Lower Primary (5 – 7 years); Middle Primary (8 – 10 years) and Upper Primary (10 – 12 years).

Access is available using your library membership via https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/elibrary/

Surprise visit from Australian children’s author Jacqueline Harvey
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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 6 July 2020

School holidays have arrived again.These holidays will be different in that there will not be any activities held within the library. There are available a few craft ideas to take home and use materials that you would have around the house to make. I look forward to seeing the results. Plus, a trivia quiz. How many of you can answer the questions without looking them up?

I am also looking for book reviewers of the Book Week shortlisted titles. Kids can borrow and read these titles if they review them for us all. This can be in the form of a written, picture, or video review. I look forward to seeing your imagination come alive.

As of July 1, there are no more overdue fines being charged. All members have had their fines removed and a clean slate has been granted to everyone. I would prefer you return the stock than take your money. Instead there will be a charge for processing any lost or damaged items on top of the replacement cost of the item and for those who do not provide an email address for overdue notices will be charged for any manual overdue notices.

Also, from July 1 for Library members only internet access is free when you produce your membership card. For all other users, the charges still stand.

Reminder that Phase 2 of the library reopening has begun with more hours being added and a single public computer being available for quick printouts only.

For computer access this is for a quick print out only. No sitting watching videos, scrolling through social media or any researching. Single person only at the computer and you will be required to clean the surface down upon completion.

Please read carefully as there are changes to hours and services provided. The Library will proceed to the next phase if no issues occur in the previous phase.

PhaseOpen HoursAllowedRestrictedDate
2Tues – Fri 10.30 – 12.30 and 3 – 5   Sat 9.30 – 12loans and returns limited computersstudy, newspaper areas and toy collection Storytime and group activities            30 June
3Back to normal hours Tues – Fri 10.30 – 12.30 and 1.30 – 5   Sat 9.30 – 12loans and returns full computers, study, newspaper areas and toy collection  Storytime and group activities          4 Aug
4 Back to normalnil1 Sep  

Are you missing Storytime?

Use it as a bedtime tale, a facilitator for discussion in the classroom, a complement to library Storytime, or a read aloud model – the choice is yours. No matter what the reason for your visit to Story Box Library, we help children journey to that most uniquely precious place, the wilds of their own imagination.

Our stories have been selected with children of pre-school and primary age in mind. Stories have been broken down into the following categories: Pre-school (3 – 5 years); Lower Primary (5 – 7 years); Middle Primary (8 – 10 years) and Upper Primary (10 – 12 years).

Access is available using your library membership via https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/elibrary/

Erica and Hannah. One of the photo competition winners from April school holidays.
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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 29 June 2020

Tomorrow Thursday 2 July the library (entire community hub) will be closed until 3pm due to a network outage. This will include phone, internet and library system. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Thank you to everyone who has followed the new restrictions and instructions to allow us to be open.

Phase 2 of the library reopening begins on Tuesday 30 June with more hours being added and a single public computer being available for quick printouts only.

For computer access this is for a quick print out only. No sitting watching videos, scrolling through social media or any researching. Single person only at the computer and you will be required to clean the surface down upon completion.

Please read carefully as there are changes to hours and services provided. The Library will proceed to the next phase if no issues occur in the previous phase.

PhaseOpen HoursAllowedRestrictedDate
2Tues – Fri 10.30 – 12.30 and 3 – 5   Sat 9.30 – 12loans and returns limited computersstudy, newspaper areas and toy collection Storytime and group activities            30 June
3Back to normal hours Tues – Fri 10.30 – 12.30 and 1.30 – 5   Sat 9.30 – 12loans and returns full computers, study, newspaper areas and toy collection  Storytime and group activities          4 Aug
4 Back to normalnil1 Sep  

School holiday activities

School holidays are approaching us again from Monday 6 July. These holidays will be different in that there will not be any activities held within the library. I am preparing take home activities for the kids to keep them occupied so keep an eye for these from Tuesday 7 July. I look forward to seeing the results.

Book reviewers for Book Week titles

With the school holidays approaching and Book Week delayed until October this year we have lots of time to read and review this year’s shortlisted titles. As a school holiday activity, I will allow kids to borrow and read these titles if they review them for us all. This can be in the form of a written, picture, or video review. Titles will be available in all categories from Tuesday 7 July. I look forward to seeing your imagination come alive.

New Facebook group: What are you reading?

2020 has changed the way we live our lives, but our love of reading and our communities is still going strong. I would love to learn about what you are reading, be it an old favourite, a new discovery, eBook, audiobook, whatever you have access to! Share your books in a post of your own, or comment on others. There have been some great recommendations for authors and new titles. Why not join us?

New stock available

There is lots of new stock that has come available during lockdown and since reopening. So much so that there is an extra display for kids’ titles as there is no room on the normal display shelves. The kid’s titles have had a huge boost with the school holidays approaching us again.

Do you enjoy eBooks or eAudio?

You have two options for borrowing eBooks or eAudio books. BorrowBox provides you access to the most popular local and international authors. Whereas indyreads™ provides access to a statewide collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature, and modern award-winning titles. Both services are free as part of your membership. Further information available at https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/elibrary/

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