LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 1 June 2020

As of Tuesday 2 June, the Library is opening under new hours and restrictions. 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
1Tues – Fri 10.30 – 12.30   Sat 9.30 – 12loans and returns onlyComputers, study, newspaper areas and toy collection Storytime and group activities            2 June
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  

Please consider limiting family sizes and time within the library to 20 minutes.

All returns will be quarantined for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to the shelves.

If you are only returning items, please use the afterhours return chute.

Please do not visit the library while you are sick.

Bag deliveries are still available on Thursday morning. Please ring on 6343 1334 to request items.

The Hub hallway will be split into an entry and exit. Please follow the signs.

There will be hand sanitiser stations. Please use upon entry and exit.

Are you missing Storytime?

Those who are missing Storytime why not try out Story Box via https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/ You will only need your membership number to access this amazing service. There are currently over 300 Australian and NZ kids’ stories being streamed. You can browse through the stories offered or search for a story. This service is free as part of your membership.

Smart research for HSC students

The State Library are hosting a series of half hour talks online for HSC students each Thursday afternoon at 4.30pm. You can find these listed on the https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/whats-on and searching for HSC in the keyword under advanced filter.

eResources

As part of your membership you have free access to BorrowBox for eAudio and eBooks with titles available for everyone, Story Box Library for streaming of kid’s titles and the new indyreads for eBooks which gives titles for everyone. These are all free as part of your membership. If you have any issues, please contact the library.

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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 25 May 2020

It is Library & Information Week which includes the 20th National Simultaneous Storytime today (Wed 27) at 11am on the Library Facebook page. I look forward to seeing you all this morning. The Library website has a few activities for the kids to participate in as well.

The library is still physically closed to the public, but you can order items to borrow. You have a choice of following the below instructions to select items from the catalogue or you can ring on 6343 1334 to request items. Then you can organise a time on Tuesday to Friday between 10 and 5 to collect these items at the front of the building or for those living within the town limits these can be delivered to your doorstep on a Thursday morning.

Below is a summary of what is currently available. More details are available on the library website https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/ or the Facebook page.

Click and Collect/Delivery service

To allow you to continue borrowing please follow the below

  • Access library website http://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/
  • Select catalogue
  • Select Member Services
  • Log In using User ID B0….. from your library membership card and your password which is your birthday (ddmmyy)
  • Search catalogue
  • Click on title
  • Click on Reserve title
  • Click on Proceed
  • This item will then appear on a list for the library staff

Deliveries within the town limits are conducted on Thursday mornings.

Library Website Hint

1,000 Books before school program is still running. If you finish the reading log drop it in the afterhours return chute and jump onto the Library website and download the next log which are now available at https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/1000-books-before-school/ If you would like to register your child(ren) then please download, fill in and return the registration form.

Message for those wanting to join the library during COVID-19

As of Wednesday 14 April, for those who are not library members but would like access to BorrowBox and Story Box you can now join online via the library website.

Please note that this does not give you access to the physical collection or the new indyreads™.

eResources

Reminder that even though the library is physically closed you have access to the online collection. This includes BorrowBox for eAudio and eBooks with titles available for everyone, Story Box Library for streaming of kid’s titles and the new indyreads for eBooks which gives titles for everyone. These are all free as part of your membership. If you have any issues, please contact the library.

Smart research for HSC students

Each Thursday afternoon between 4.30 and 5pm the State Library are running Smart research for HSC students. The next session tomorrow (28 May) is about getting better results from your research. Thursday 4 June is about better searching with online resources. Thursday 18 June is about essential library resources for your research and study. These are all free. More information can be found at https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/whats-on

Library reopening

There is lots of talk about public libraries reopening in June. It is not a matter of just opening the doors and we go back to normal. There will be several restrictions for everyone to follow to keep us open. These will be announced soon along with an opening date. Please note at present upon reopening there will be no public computer access, study areas, toy collection or newspaper reading area.

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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 18 May 2020

Until May 24 it is Law Week. Libraries and the legal profession each year promote to the community awareness and understanding of the law, the legal system, and the legal profession. Throughout the week on the library Facebook page there will be several websites to help you learn about the law.  On the library website there is a list of helpful books that are available.

Under the eResources page there are also links via the State Library of NSW to further information. https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/e-resources/ These are great for the high school students participating in Legal Studies from Year 9 to 12.

The library is still physically closed to the public, but you can order items to borrow. You have a choice of following the below instructions to select items from the catalogue or you can ring on 6343 1334 to request items. Then you can organise a time on Tuesday to Friday between 10 and 5 to collect these items at the front of the building or for those living within the town limits these can be delivered to your doorstep on a Thursday morning.

Below is a summary of what is currently available. More details are available on the library website https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/ or the Facebook page.

Click and Collect/Delivery service

To allow you to continue borrowing please follow the below

  • Access library website http://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/
  • Select catalogue
  • Select Member Services
  • Log In using User ID B0….. from your library membership card and your password which is your birthday (ddmmyy)
  • Search catalogue
  • Click on title
  • Click on Reserve title
  • Click on Proceed
  • This item will then appear on a list for the library staff

Deliveries within the town limits are conducted on Thursday mornings.

Library Catalogue Hint

The kids are back at school and require information for the latest assignment. Have you tried accessing World Book Online? As part of your library membership you have free access via the library website https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/e-resources/ You just need your membership number B0….. to access. No password required. If you need help, please do not hesitate to contact the library.

Message for those wanting to join the library during COVID-19

As of Wednesday 14 April, for those who are not library members but would like access to BorrowBox and Story Box you can now join online via the library website.

Please note that this does not give you access to the physical collection or the new indyreads™.

eResources

Reminder that even though the library is physically closed you have access to the online collection. This includes BorrowBox for eAudio and eBooks with titles available for everyone, Story Box Library for streaming of kid’s titles and the new indyreads for eBooks which gives titles for everyone. These are all free as part of your membership. If you have any issues, please contact the library.

Upcoming online events

Library Week is held annually at the end of May and even though we are physically closed it is still going ahead but online. Look out for the 20th annual National Simultaneous Storytime session on Wednesday 27th at 11am streaming on the library Facebook page. In the meantime, on our website you will find various activities for the kids to complete.

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