LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 25 January 2021

Summer Reading Challenge extended to Saturday 6 February

The Summer Reading Challenge has been extended to Saturday 6 February for you all to have a chance at the lucky dip box. Bring your bookmarks back and see what you can win.

February activities

New year brings the regular activities plus new ones back to our calendars. Everything is listed under the events section of the library Facebook page which can be added to your calendar or you can visit the library website What’s On page and print out the page. Remember this does get updated regularly.

The year kicks off with Preschool Storytime and Baby bounce returning next Wednesday at 10.30am.

Reminder that this year I am introducing a Junior Book Club for kids in years 4, 5 and 6 once a month on a Wednesday at 5pm. The club is for all types of readers.

Once a month we will meet to

 discuss books that you are reading

 encourage you to select books that you normally wouldn’t choose

 encourage you to select books that you think are above your reading level

 recommend/swap books amongst the group

 and most importantly have fun

Please come and help me give the club a name.

In 2021 I am also offering those who want to create a Book Club an option to access book kits containing 10 copies of a single title. The guidelines and registration form is now available at the library. Titles that are available for Clubs only is available at https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/book-clubs/ This list is currently growing.

The Cinema is returning on Saturday 13 February with the Australian movie Rams. Doors will open at 7.45pm for an 8pm start. Seats must be prebooked via the Library as no walk-ins allowed on the night. Seats are limited so book in early. Seats are booking up fast so get in now before you miss out.

The free online author talks are back for 2021. Starting with an interesting talk covering Greek Australian Milkbars and Cafes: Past and Present on Tuesday 9 and then later in the month there is a free talk with the author of the new book The funny thing about Norman Freeman.

Story Box Library now available to be accessed in Library

Some people would have noticed the new TV that has been installed in the kids’ section of the library. We have hooked up the Story Box Library for you to utilise while in the library. Just ask next time you are visiting.

Options for eBooks & eAudiobooks

Are you aware that as a member you have free access to different platforms for eBooks and eAudiobooks? Don’t forget that for the kids we have free access to Story Box Library. More information is available on the library website at https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/elibrary/

Upcoming events

February

Wednesday 3 Preschool Storytime and Baby Bounce 10.30am

Saturday 6 Final chance to get your Summer Reading Challenge bookmarks in for the big prize draw. Deadline is 12noon.

Tuesday 9 12.30pm Greek Australian Milkbars and Cafes: Past and Present. Free online event. Bookings required. Details available either via our Facebook page or website.

Wednesday 10 Junior Book Club 5pm

Thursday 11 PJ Storytime 6.45pm for a 7pm start

Saturday 13 Cinema 7.45pm for an 8pm start. Movie: Rams starring Michael Caton, Sam Neill, Miranda Richardson, Asher Keddie, Hayley McElhinney. PG rated. Bookings required. No walk-ins allowed due to COVID restrictions.

Wednesday 17 Preschool Storytime and Baby Bounce 10.30am

Tuesday 23 Friends of Grenfell Library (FOGL) February meeting. 6.45pm for a 7pm start. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Thursday 25 The funny thing about Norman Freeman. Free online event. Bookings required. Details available either via our Facebook page or website.

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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 18 January 2021

Summer Reading Challenge continues this month

The Summer Reading Challenge kicked off on December 1 and continues throughout January. If you haven’t signed up there is still time. Why not drop in and pick up your pack. The challenge is great for all kids aged from Preschool to Year 12 and there are some fun prizes to win throughout the summer.

Reminder that there is a list of suggested readings in your bag and on display in the library for you to choose from and that there are lots of fun prizes awaiting you all in the lucky dip box.

If you have been busy reading and read at least 20 stories bring your bookmark in and dip your hand into the lucky dip prize box.

New Year new activities and others returning

With restrictions staying steady for us so far we are beginning the year with activities returning such as Preschool Storytime and Baby bounce, PJ Storytime and the Cinema.

This year I am introducing a Junior Book Club for kids in years 4, 5 and 6 once a month on a Wednesday at 5pm. The club is for all types of readers.

Once a month we will meet to

 discuss books that you are reading

 encourage you to select books that you normally wouldn’t choose

 encourage you to select books that you think are above your reading level

 recommend/swap books amongst the group

 and most importantly have fun

Please come and help me give the club a name.

In 2021 I am also offering those who want to create a Book Club an option to access book kits containing 10 copies of a single title. The guidelines and registration form is now available at the library.

Preschool Storytime and Baby Bounce will be returning from Wednesday 3 February at 10.30am and then every 2 weeks after that during school term only.

The Cinema is returning on Saturday 13 February with the Australian movie Rams. Doors will open at 7.45pm for an 8pm start. Seats must be prebooked via the Library as no walk-ins allowed on the night. Seats are limited so book in early.

The free online author talks are back for 2021. Starting with an interesting talk covering Greek Australian Milkbars and Cafes: Past and Present on Tuesday 9 and then later in the month there is a free talk with the author of the new book The funny thing about Norman Freeman.

Story Box Library now available to be accessed in Library

Some people would have noticed the new TV that has been installed in the kids’ section of the library. We have hooked up the Story Box Library for you to utilise while in the library. Just ask next time you are visiting.

Options for eBooks & eAudiobooks

Are you aware that as a member you have free access to different platforms for eBooks and eAudiobooks? Don’t forget that for the kids we have free access to Story Box Library. More information is available on the library website at https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/elibrary/

Upcoming events

January

Wednesday 20 Decorate your own library bag. 3.30pm Kids aged 5 and over. Bookings required.

Tuesday 26 Australia Day Public Holiday. The Library will be closed.

Saturday 30 Final chance to get your Summer Reading Challenge bookmarks in for the big prize draw. Deadline is 12noon.

February

Wednesday 3 Preschool Storytime and Baby Bounce 10.30am

Tuesday 9 12.30pm Greek Australian Milkbars and Cafes: Past and Present. Free online event. Bookings required. Details available either via our Facebook page or website.

Wednesday 10 Junior Book Club 5pm

Thursday 11 PJ Storytime 6.45pm for a 7pm start

Saturday 13 Cinema 7.45pm for an 8pm start. Movie: Rams starring Michael Caton, Sam Neill, Miranda Richardson, Asher Keddie, Hayley McElhinney. PG rated. Bookings required. No walk-ins allowed due to COVID restrictions.

Wednesday 17 Preschool Storytime and Baby Bounce 10.30am

Tuesday 23 Friends of Grenfell Library (FOGL) February meeting. 6.45pm for a 7pm start. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Thursday 25 The funny thing about Norman Freeman. Free online event. Bookings required. Details available either via our Facebook page or website.

Lots of concentration
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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 11 January 2021

Welcome back for 2021

Hope that everyone had an enjoyable break.

Reminder to all community members that upon entering the Community Hub that you must sign in using either the Service NSW QR code or the iPad. This is compulsory for everyone, locals and tourists. If you disagree with this please take it up with the State Government and not the staff employed here as we are following the directives outlined within the Health Order.

Summer Reading Challenge continues this month

The Summer Reading Challenge kicked off on December 1 and continues throughout January. If you haven’t signed up there is still time. Why not drop in and pick up your pack. The challenge is great for all kids aged from Preschool to Year 12 and there are some fun prizes to win throughout the summer.

Reminder that there is a list of suggested readings in your bag and on display in the library for you to choose from and that there are lots of fun prizes awaiting you all in the lucky dip box.

If you have been busy reading and read at least 20 stories bring your bookmark in and dip your hand into the lucky dip prize box.

Activities in January for kids
School holiday activities kick off this week. We have Decorate your own library bag and or those wanting an afternoon of laughs get yourself a team together and register for the Kids Trivia @ the Library. Further details are available via the library website, in the library or the library Facebook page.

Story Box Library now available to be accessed in Library

Some people would have noticed the new TV that has been installed in the kids’ section of the library. We have hooked up the Story Box Library for you to utilise while in the library. Just ask next time you are visiting.

Cinema returning February 2021

Thanks to the relaxation of restrictions and new release movies coming out late January I will be reinstating the cinema in February. So, pencil in Saturday 13 February 8pm for opening night. Since it will be Valentine weekend for those who celebrate why not make it a date night and organise dinner prior to the movie. Restrictions will be announced closer to the date as these are changing regularly.

Preschool Storytime and Baby Bounce returning in 2021

Storytime and Baby Bounce will be returning from Wednesday 3 February at 10.30am and then every 2 weeks after that during school term only.

Options for eBooks & eAudiobooks

Are you aware that as a member you have free access to different platforms for eBooks and eAudiobooks? Don’t forget that for the kids we have free access to Story Box Library. More information is available on the library website at https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/elibrary/

Upcoming events

January

Thursday 14 Decorate your own library bag. 3.30pm Kids aged 5 and over. Bookings required.

Saturday 16 Kids Trivia. Kids aged 8 and over. Teams of 5 register prior to the event.

Wednesday 20 Decorate your own library bag. 3.30pm Kids aged 5 and over. Bookings required.

Tuesday 26 Australia Day Public Holiday. The Library will be closed.

Saturday 30 Final chance to get your Summer Reading Challenge bookmarks in for the big prize draw. Deadline is 12noon.

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