LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 20 September 2021

The Library is staying closed for at least another week

Due to the current situation in our neighbouring LGA Hilltops, the decision has been made to keep the library closed for another week. I apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.

You can receive a delivery. Town deliveries are Tuesday and Thursday. Out of town deliveries are Thursday. To do this you must either:

  1. Make your selections via the catalogue (instructions below); or
  2. Send a message via Facebook messenger or email; or
  3. Contact the library on 6343 1334

Items already on loan

If you already have items on loan that are due during the shutdown please hang on to them as I am automatically renewing these items. Reminder that there are NO overdue fines.

Instructions on how to select items from catalogue

  • 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

At this stage, the toy collection is not available.

Library Staff will notify you when your item(s) will be available for collection or delivery.

House Delivery Service

This service is now offered to those who live outside the town limits as well. Please see the above Click and delivery service instructions. You will be notified when your delivery will take place.

If you do not have internet access, please contact the library on 6343 1334 and we can organise a delivery for you. Delivery will entail you leaving your returns in a bag on your front step and the library staff member will swap over the bag for a new one with stock. We will not knock on the door.

School holiday activities

Thank you to everyone who registered for the week 1 activity packs. I ended up delivering 51 packs in total. Keep an eye out on Facebook and in the front window of the Hub for the message about week 2. At the time of writing majority of the supplies have yet to arrive.

In the meantime you have other options. The State Library have some amazing online sessions available https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/whats-on?events_may_contains_categories_tid_3=All&date_filter_overlap=1&events_contains_categories_tid_1=37121

HSC Help

Reminder that the State Library has their annual online HSC Help for students on the 23 September. Further information available at https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/events/hsc-help-2021

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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 13 September 2021

The Library is staying closed for at least another week

Council has made the decision to keep the Community Hub which includes the library to stay closed for at least another week. I apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Deliveries will continue this week. Town deliveries are Tuesday and Thursday. Out of town deliveries are Friday. To do this you must either:

  1. Make your selections via the catalogue (instructions below); or
  2. Send a message via Facebook messenger or email; or
  3. Contact the library on 6343 1334

Items already on loan

If you already have items on loan that are due during the shutdown please hang on to them as I am automatically renewing these items. Reminder that there are NO overdue fines.

Instructions on how to select items from catalogue

  • 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

At this stage, the toy collection is not available.

Library Staff will notify you when your item(s) will be available for delivery.

House Delivery Service

This service is now offered to those who live outside the town limits as well. Please see the above Click and delivery service instructions. You will be notified when your delivery will take place.

If you do not have internet access, please contact the library on 6343 1334 and we can organise a delivery for you. Delivery will entail you leaving your returns in a bag on your front step and the library staff member will swap over the bag for a new one with stock. We will not knock on the door.

Reading Olympics Winners

The winners of the Reading Olympics are in the Adults’ category Racheal Chown with 30 titles. In the School age category we have a tie with 64 titles each. Keira Chown and Hannah Lynch. And in the Toddler/Preschool category Georgia Monley with an impressive 200 titles. Congratulations to the winners. Well done to all.

eResources

Those connected to the Library Facebook or Instagram pages will have noticed that I have been promoting new eResources that are now available to you free of charge. You still have your normal access to BorrowBox, indyreads and The Story Box Library but you now have access to a range of Gale products including Business Entrepreneurship, Business Plan Builder, News, Biography, Environmental Studies, Global Issues, Opposing View Points, Science, World History, Interactive science, Health and Wellness, Books and Authors, Literature Resources, Agriculture, Gardening and horticulture, Health and medicine, Vocations and careers, National Geographic Virtual Library and National Geographic kids. You will only require your membership number to access any of these. Access is via the library website https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/e-resources/

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School holiday activity packs for kids

School holidays are almost here.

Yes I hear that sigh.

Due to the current restrictions I am organising kids activity packs which will be delivered on Tuesday 21 September.

You must register to receive these by 10am Friday 17 September.

Please note that there is absolutely no click and collect option due to the health orders.

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