LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 19 October 2020

Christmas Raffle

There are 9 weeks until Christmas. Are you starting to organise what you will be doing or eating? FOGL have kicked off their Christmas raffle. Tickets can be purchased from the library and are priced at $2 each or 3 for $5. Prizes include $200 IGA voucher, $200 voucher for Grenfell Butcher and $100 to be spent at any other Weddin Shire business. You must be in it to win.

New collection launched

This week I am launching a new collection. The DVD Binge collection are 3 title box sets including Alfred Hitchcock, John Candy, Robin Williams, Errol Flynn, Kirk Douglas, Westerns, Thrillers, Mysteries, Musicals, Disney, and many more. Loans will be 1 box set per card for 14 days. This collection would not have been possible without the support of FOGL who through fundraising have paid for the collection.

Free online Author Talks

Thanks to the NSW Public Libraries Association and the coordinating committee made up of various librarians across the state we now have access to free online author talks. Bookings are required via the link on the event listing on the library Facebook page. The upcoming events booked in so far are Garth Nix on Tuesday 3 November. Lauren Chater on Thursday 12 November, Fight for Planet A by Craig Reucassel on Monday 16 November, General Sir Peter Cosgrove on Monday 30 November, and Mary Li on Thursday 10 December. Reminder that events are free, but you must book in prior to the event to guarantee a spot.

1,000 Books before School

To the 1,000 books families who have registered. I am preparing for a presentation ceremony for those who have completed milestones since our last ceremony back in February. If you have completed your reading log please drop them into the library to ensure that your child receives their certificate(s). So, lock in Saturday 21 November at 10am.

For those who haven’t registered their child it is never too late especially if they are attending the Grenfell Pre-School & Long Day Care Centre, the books read will count towards the 1,000-book total.

Our first Review

Book review by Hayley Griffiths

The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

I’m always on the hunt for a book with an intriguing story and this certainly is one of those books.

Blending fact and fiction, this is a book centred around the production of The Oxford English Dictionary and the words that do not make it in, for one reason or another, written from a female perspective. The process of that Dictionary’s collation is almost incomprehensible in 2020 but the historical elements should not be forgotten. The roles of the suffragettes and suffragists, the soldiers and their families are all raised in this story which puts a different focus on that era.

This book can be found in the library on the fiction shelves under WIL and on the talking bookshelves under WIL.

This title is also available as both an eAudiobook and eBook on BorrowBox.

If you are interested in reviewing an item please let me know and we can organise these to be displayed within the library, on the library website and occasionally in this column. These can be of a book, movie, TV show or magazine that you recently borrowed from the library. The review can be emailed to me or clearly handwritten on paper and delivered to me.

Storytime will not be returning for a while, but you have free access to Story Box

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/

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/

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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 12 October 2020

Free online Author Talks

Thanks to the NSW Public Libraries Association and the coordinating committee made up of various librarians across the state we now have access to free online author talks. Bookings are required via the link on the event listing on the library Facebook page. The upcoming events booked in so far are Chris Hammer on Wednesday 14 October, Garth Nix on Tuesday 3 November. Lauren Chater on Thursday 12 November, General Sir Peter Cosgrove on Monday 30 November, and Mary Li on Thursday 10 December. Reminder that events are free, but you must book in prior to the event to guarantee a spot.

Watch this space

Watch out next week as I will be launching a new collection for everyone.

Book Week 2020

Book Week due to COVID was moved from August to October this year. The winners will be announced this Friday. The books are on display in the library and will be available for loan from the 27th October.

1,000 Books before School

To the 1,000 books families who have registered. I am preparing for a presentation ceremony for those who have completed milestones since our last ceremony back in February. If you have completed your reading log please drop them into the library to ensure that your child receives their certificate(s). So, pencil in Saturday 21 November at 10am.

For those who haven’t registered their child it is never too late especially if they are attending the Grenfell Pre-School & Long Day Care Centre, the books read will count towards the 1,000-book total.

Reviewers

If you are interested in please let me know and we can organise these to be displayed within the library, on the library website and occasionally in this column. These can be of a book, movie, TV show or magazine that you recently borrowed from the library. The review can be emailed to me or clearly handwritten on paper and delivered to me.

Storytime will not be returning for a while, but you have free access to Story Box

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/

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/

New fiction titles now available

Just my luck by Adele Parks, The bush telegraph by Fiona McArthur, Bottlebrush Creek by Maya Linnell, The orphan of good hope by Roxane Dhand, The killings at kingfisher hill by Sophie Hannah, The German midwife by Mandy Robotham, The book of two ways by Jodi Picoult, The return by Nicholas Sparks and The survivor by Jane Harper.

New kids’ titles now available

Moon adventure, The tomorrow book by Jackie French, Keeper of the lost cities: Flashback and Legacy by Shannon Messenger, The other side of the sky by Amie Kaufman, The lost book of the white by Cassandra Clare, Midnight sun by Stephenie Meyer, Sherlock Bones and the sea-creature feature by Renee Treml, Funny kid belly flop by Matt Stanton and Squidge Dibley destroys everything by Mick Elliott.

New magazine titles now available

Real Living, Choice, The Australian Women’s Weekly Food, Small Farms, Australian home beautiful, Australian Science Illustrated and new title Money.

New nonfiction titles now available

Too much and never enough by Mary L Trump, Bush school by Peter O’Brien, How I clawed my way to the middle by John Wood, The details on love death and reading by Tegan Bennett Daylight, Paul Kelly by Stuart Coupe, Staying alive: the science of living healthier, happier and longer by Kate Gregorevic, Worry-proofing your anxious child by Bev Aisbett, The topsy turvy world of Gilbert and Sullivan by Keith Dockray, Brother & sister by Diane Keaton and The diggers of Colditz by Jack Champ.

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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 5 October 2020

School holidays

The holidays are here again but due to COVID restrictions we are again not hosting any activities. But like last holidays I have found some great craft activities for you to take home and try. The instruction sheets will be available in the kids’ section for the holidays.

1,000 Books before School

To the 1,000 books families who have registered. I am preparing for a presentation ceremony for those who have completed milestones since our last ceremony back in February. If you have completed your reading log please drop them into the library to ensure that your child receives their certificate(s). So, pencil in Saturday 21 November at 10am.

For those who haven’t registered their child it is never too late especially if they are attending the Grenfell Pre-School & Long Day Care Centre, the books read will count towards the 1,000-book total.

Book reviewers

From the recent collection survey there were a few comments about book reviews. If you are interested please let me know and we can organise these to be displayed within the library and on the library website.

Free online Author Talks

Thanks to the NSW Public Libraries Association and the coordinating committee made up of various librarians across the state we now have access to free online author talks. Bookings are required via the link on the event listing on the library Facebook page. So far there is Chris Hammer on Wednesday 14 October and Garth Nix on Tuesday 3 November. There will be more coming so keep an eye out for these in the events section of the library Facebook page and ensure that you book in early so that you don’t miss out.

Storytime will not be returning for a while, but you have free access to Story Box

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/

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/

New fiction titles now available

Blunt force by Lynda La Plante, The dirty south by John Connolly, The yield by Tara June Winch, The end of Cuthbert close by Cassie Hamer, The mystery woman by Belinda Alexandra, The morbids by Ewa Ramsey, Lonely in Longreach by Eva Scott, The stationary shop of Tehran by Marjan Kamali and 1st case by James Patterson.

New kids’ titles now available

Pugicorn, Peppa at the aquarium, Bluey: Grannies, Do not open this book ever by Andy Lee, The polar bear in Sydney harbour by Beck & Robin Feiner, Thomas goes on safari, Peppa’s summer holiday, Under the southern cross By Frane Lessac, The fire star by Jacqueline Harvey and Planet weird by Anh Do.

New magazine titles now available

Quilters companion, Graziher, Better homes and gardens, Australian Country, Country style, 4×4 Australia, Backyard, Tech life Australia, Australian photography, Australian house & garden, R.M. Williams Outback, Great walks, Organic gardener, and Grass roots.

New nonfiction titles now available

The animal book, The earth book, Let’s get gardening, The edible garden cookbook & growing guide by Paul West, The woman who cracked the anxiety code by Judith Hoare, When the ship hits the fan by Rob Anderson, The other side of absence by Betty O’Neill, Against all odds by Craig Challen, Before I forget by Geoffrey Blainey and Ladies in waiting by Anne Somerset.

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