Online author talks

NSW Public Libraries Association has been making these amazing authors available to all NSW public library members for free over the past few months. If you have missed out seeing them live you can now watch them via the YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/NSWLibraryEvents

Reminder that these events are free to all members, but you do need to register prior to ensure you get a spot.

Thursday 5 August at 6.30pm Kyle Perry will be in conversation with Catherine du Peloux Menage from Bad Sydney Crime Writers’ Festival. This event will be live streamed from Randwick City Library with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association.

Thursday 19 August at 6.30pm Larissa Behrendt will be in conversation with Kiesha Mealey-Haroa from City of Parramatta Libraries. This event will be delivered with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association.

Wednesday 15 September at 6.30pm Matt Murphy will be in conversation with [TBC] from Randwick City Library. This event will be delivered with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association.

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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 14 June 2021

Preschool Storytime is on TODAY Wednesday 16 June

Preschool Storytime is on today at 10.30am. Everyone is welcome to join us.

School holidays are coming up again

The winter school holidays are coming up again soon. Are you organised?

I will be running a Teddy bear sleepover story time session. For those who would like to participate please leave your teddy at the library by 4pm on Thursday 1 July where they will attend their own sleepover in the library. You will then be able to attend a story time session with them on Friday morning at 11am.

July Movie

The July Saturday night movie will be on Saturday 10 at 8pm and we will be showing Penguin bloom. The movie is rated PG. It is free to attend but you must book your seats via the library. FOGL will have the candy bar open on the night.

Reading Olympics

To celebrate the Olympics and Paralympics I will be running a Reading Olympics. This is a reading competition open to all ages. Prizes will be awarded for different age categories. Registration will open on Tuesday 20 July, but the reading competition will commence on Friday 23 July which is the day of the Olympics opening ceremony in Tokyo. The competition will end on Monday 6 September which is the day of the Paralympics closing ceremony.

All reading options will be available. This means you can read books from the public library, school library, BorrowBox, indyreads, Story Box Library or your own home.

You have to be in it to win.

Housebound Service

Are you aware that the library provides a delivery service to those who are physically unable to visit the library? If you live within the town limits and would love some reading materials on a regular basis delivered to you then please contact the library.

Library catalogue access

Reminder to everyone that you have 24/7 access to the library catalogue. Not only can you search for an item, but you can log into your account and renew your items. Access is via the library website https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/ Your User ID is your member number on your card B0….. and your password is your date of birth ddmmyy.

Story Box Library available 24/7

Story Box Library is a great streaming service for kids. This is an Australian product created for children to view stories by local authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic, predominantly Australian and New Zealand, storytellers. Free access using your library card number. No password required. More information is available on the library website at https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/elibrary/

Upcoming events

June

Wednesday 16 Preschool Storytime at 10.30am

July

Friday 2 Teddy Bear Storytime at 11am

Thursday 8 PJ Storytime at 7pm

Saturday 10 Movie: Penguin Bloom. Rated PG at 8pm. Doors open at 7.45pm. Seats must be booked via the library. No walk ins allowed.

Wednesday 14 Preschool Storytime at 10.30am

Wednesday 14 Junior Book Club at 5pm

Friday 23 Reading Olympics Commences

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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 7 June 2021

Junior Book Club is on TODAY Wednesday 9 June

Junior Book Club is on today at 5pm. Students in years 4, 5 and 6 are welcome to join us.

PJ Storytime is on TOMORROW Thursday 10 June

PJ Storytime is on tomorrow night at 7pm. Doors open at 6.45pm and everyone is welcome to join us.

Free online author talk is on TOMORROW Thursday 10 June

The next free online author talk is on tomorrow Thursday 10 June at 6.30pm. Hugh Mackay will be in conversation with Ailsa Piper and live streamed from Double Bay Library (A Woollahra Libraries Branch) with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association.  Bookings required via Eventbrite.

1,000 Books Before School Presentation day is this Saturday 12 June

Participants have you returned your completed reading logs yet? Logs need to be returned by 4.30pm Thursday 10 June to ensure certificates are ready for Saturday 12 June at 10am.

For those who haven’t signed their child up. The program encourages early literacy and a love of reading for your child. Parents can join children at any stage during the year. The program is for children aged from birth to starting kindergarten. The target of 1,000 books may seem huge but can easily be achieved in less than three years with little effort.

If the child attends Storytime at the Library or the Grenfell Pre-School & Long Day Care Centre, the books read will count towards the 1,000 total. Stories from The Story Box Library, BorrowBox and indyreads™ count as well. An investment of one book a day, three to four minutes is all that is necessary to open a child’s mind to a lifelong love of books and learning. Certificate presentations are held quarterly.

So, sign up your child to the program and a library membership today.

Movie night is this Saturday 12 June

This Saturday is movie night. Movie will start at 8pm and the movie will be Let him go starring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane. Bookings are required via the library. Reminder that you must arrive before 8pm to ensure entry and that the movie starts on time.

Housebound Service

Are you aware that the library provides a delivery service to those who are physically unable to visit the library? If you live within the town limits and would love some reading materials on a regular basis delivered to you then please contact the library.

Library catalogue access

Reminder to everyone that you have 24/7 access to the library catalogue. Not only can you search for an item, but you can log into your account and renew your items. Access is via the library website https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/ Your User ID is your member number on your card B0….. and your password is your date of birth ddmmyy.

Story Box Library available 24/7

Story Box Library is a great streaming service for kids. This is an Australian product created for children to view stories by local authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic, predominantly Australian and New Zealand, storytellers. Free access using your library card number. No password required. More information is available on the library website at https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/elibrary/

Upcoming events

June

Wednesday 9 Junior Book Club at 5pm

Thursday 10 Online author talk at 6.30pm. Hugh Mackay will be in conversation with Ailsa Piper and live streamed from Double Bay Library (A Woollahra Libraries Branch) with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association.  Bookings required via Eventbrite.

Thursday 10 PJ Storytime at 7pm. Doors open at 6.45pm.

Saturday 12 1,000 Books before school presentation at 10am

Saturday 12 Movie: Let him go. Rated M at 8pm. Doors open at 7.45pm. Seats must be booked via the library. No walk ins allowed.

Wednesday 16 Preschool Storytime at 10.30am

How many of the top 100 titles have you read?
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