LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 1 November 2021

Have you visited the library yet?

The library reopened on Tuesday 12 October at 10.30am. Please note that there will be restrictions in place under the NSW Health Order.

Restrictions

As per the Health Order everyone must:

  1. Wear a mask while in the building;
  2. Only fully vaccinated people and those with medical exemptions will have access; and
  3. Non-vaccinated young people aged under 16 will be able to visit with vaccinated members of their household.

Non-Vaccinated

If you are not fully vaccinated by Tuesday 12 October and would like to borrow item(s) please contact me via phone, email or Facebook messenger and I will organise this for you.

Launching Monday 1 November

“Fitbit for Reading” Mobile App

The one-of-a-kind Beanstack app lets members log books by scanning their ISBN numbers, keep a log of current and past reading, track daily reading stats, and achieve streaks for reading multiple days in a row. Via the app, parents can assist younger children with their logging and help foster a true reading community.

You do not need to be a member of the library to join. You can register as a family or an individual. Link up with friends and challenge each other. Join the reading challenges created by the library. Leave book reviews for others to see.

To install you can access via one of two ways. Either download the free Beanstack Tracker app from your app store or using your internet go to grenfell.beanstack.org/reader365.

So, sign up and join the challenges on offer.

Christmas Colouring-in Competition for everyone

I have been asked and I am answering, Yes we are having a Christmas Colouring-in Competition. This time though I will have you all do the voting. So, from Tuesday 2 November drop into the library and pick up an entry or two and have them returned by 4pm Tuesday 23 November.

Voting will commence at 10.30am Wednesday 24 November until 4.30pm Tuesday 30 November. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 1 December.

Friends of Grenfell Library Christmas Raffle is back

The FOGL Christmas Raffle is back. Tickets are for sale at the library or in various businesses across Grenfell for $2 each or 3 for $5. Prizes include $200 IGA voucher, $200 voucher for the Grenfell Butcher and $100 to be spent at any Weddin Shire Business. Tickets are on sale until Thursday 3 December. Raffle will be drawn at 4pm on Friday 4 December.

Live event coming up

A special treat for fans of thriller writer Michael Connelly. Michael is streaming live in only two events to Australia this year and one is for the NSW Public Libraries Association. I have 20 free seats available to attend in the Hub on Fri 19 November at 12noon. Doors will open at 11.45am. Bookings must be made via the library to ensure your seat. Please note that you must be fully vaccinated to attend.

Upcoming events

November

Friday 5 at 1pm David Hunt will be in conversation with Wendy Harmer, one of Australia’s much-loved personalities, with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association. Registrations via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/david-hunt-presents-girt-nation-in-conversation-with-wendy-harmer-tickets-172509519617

Wednesday 10 at 5pm Junior Book Club.

Thursday 11 at 7pm. PJ Storytime. Doors open at 6.45pm and everyone is welcome to join us.

Wednesday 17 at 10.30am at Vaughn Park (beside the pool). Preschool Storytime. Bring a blanket to sit on and an old shirt for the kids to wear for craft activities.

Fri 19 at 12noon Michael Connelly will be in conversation with Ben Hobson, with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association. Registrations via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/michael-connelly-in-conversation-with-ben-hobson-tickets-189423309217

Wed 24 at 1pm Fiona McIntosh will be in conversation with Mel Tong from Macquarie Regional Library with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association. Registrations via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fiona-mcintosh-presents-the-spys-wife-tickets-173101570457

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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 25 October 2021

Have you visited the library yet?

The library reopened on Tuesday 12 October at 10.30am. Please note that there will be restrictions in place under the NSW Health Order.

Restrictions

As per the Health Order everyone must:

  1. Wear a mask while in the building;
  2. Only fully vaccinated people and those with medical exemptions will have access; and
  3. Non-vaccinated young people aged under 16 will be able to visit with vaccinated members of their household.

Non-Vaccinated

If you are not fully vaccinated by Tuesday 12 October and would like to borrow item(s) please contact me via phone, email or Facebook messenger and I will organise this for you.

Launching Monday 1 November

“Fitbit for Reading” Mobile App

The one-of-a-kind Beanstack app lets members log books by scanning their ISBN numbers, keep a log of current and past reading, track daily reading stats, and achieve streaks for reading multiple days in a row. Via the app, parents can assist younger children with their logging and help foster a true reading community.

You do not need to be a member of the library to join. You can register as a family or an individual. Link up with friends and challenge each other. Join the reading challenges created by the library. Leave book reviews for others to see.

To install you can access via one of two ways. Either download the free Beanstack Tracker app from your app store or using your internet go to grenfell.beanstack.org/reader365.

So, sign up and join the challenges on offer.

Christmas Colouring-in Competition for everyone

I have been asked and I am answering, Yes we are having a Christmas Colouring-in Competition. This time though I will have you all do the voting. So, from Tuesday 2 November drop into the library and pick up an entry or two and have them returned by 4pm Tuesday 23 November.

Voting will commence at 10.30am Wednesday 24 November until 4.30pm Tuesday 30 November. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 1 December.

Live event coming up

A special treat for fans of thriller writer Michael Connelly. Michael is streaming live in only two events to Australia this year and one is for the NSW Public Libraries Association. I have 20 free seats available to attend in the Hub on Fri 19 November at 12noon. Doors will open at 11.45am. Bookings must be made via the library to ensure your seat. Please note that you must be fully vaccinated to attend.

Upcoming events

November

Wednesday 3 at 10.30am at Vaughn Park (beside the pool). Preschool Storytime. Bring a blanket to sit on and an old shirt for the kids to wear for craft activities.

Friday 5 at 1pm David Hunt will be in conversation with Wendy Harmer, one of Australia’s much-loved personalities, with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association. Registrations via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/david-hunt-presents-girt-nation-in-conversation-with-wendy-harmer-tickets-172509519617

Thursday 11 at 7pm. PJ Storytime. Doors open at 6.45pm and everyone is welcome to join us.

Wednesday 17 at 10.30am at Vaughn Park (beside the pool). Preschool Storytime. Bring a blanket to sit on and an old shirt for the kids to wear for craft activities.

Fri 19 at 12noon Michael Connelly will be in conversation with Ben Hobson, with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association. Registrations via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/michael-connelly-in-conversation-with-ben-hobson-tickets-189423309217

Wed 24 at 1pm Fiona McIntosh will be in conversation with Mel Tong from Macquarie Regional Library with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association. Registrations via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fiona-mcintosh-presents-the-spys-wife-tickets-173101570457

Reading Challenge Winners
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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 18 October 2021

Have you visited the library yet?

The library reopened on Tuesday 12 October at 10.30am. Please note that there will be restrictions in place under the NSW Health Order.

HoursServicesRestrictions
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10.30 – 12.30 and 1.30 – 4.50   Sat 9.30 – 12Loans and returnsThere will be no computers, newspapers or study areas   Please read below for more restrictions  

Restrictions

As per the Health Order everyone must:

  1. Wear a mask while in the building;
  2. Only fully vaccinated people and those with medical exemptions will have access; and
  3. Non-vaccinated young people aged under 16 will be able to visit with vaccinated members of their household.

Non-Vaccinated

If you are not fully vaccinated by Tuesday 12 October and would like to borrow item(s) please contact me via phone, email or Facebook messenger and I will organise this for you.

Live event coming up

A special treat for fans of thriller writer Michael Connelly. Michael is streaming live in only two events to Australia this year and one is for the NSW Public Libraries Association. I have 20 free seats available to attend in the Hub on Fri 19 November at 12noon. Doors will open at 11.45am. Bookings must be made via the library to ensure your seat. Please note that you must be fully vaccinated to attend.

Online author talks

All the online author talks are free, as they are provided with the with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association and organised by a group of lovely librarians. But you must register via Eventbrite prior to the event. There are some amazing sessions coming up over the next couple of months.

October

Wednesday 27 at 6.30pm Costa Georgiadis will be in conversation with Robyn Syphers from Camden Libraries with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association. Registrations via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/costa-georgiadis-presents-costas-world-tickets-175097560517

November

Friday 5 at 1pm David Hunt will be in conversation with Wendy Harmer, one of Australia’s much-loved personalities, with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association. Registrations via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/david-hunt-presents-girt-nation-in-conversation-with-wendy-harmer-tickets-172509519617

Fri 19 at 12noon Michael Connelly will be in conversation with Ben Hobson, with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association. Registrations via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/michael-connelly-in-conversation-with-ben-hobson-tickets-189423309217

Wed 24 at 1pm Fiona McIntosh will be in conversation with Mel Tong from Macquarie Regional Library with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association. Registrations via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fiona-mcintosh-presents-the-spys-wife-tickets-173101570457

eResources

Reminder that even though the library is physically closed you still have access to some amazing resources. For all your eAudio and eBooks you have two options indyreads which is provided by the State Library and BorrowBox from Bolinda Publishing. Further information is available on the library website https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/elibrary/ Both of these have titles for everyone. You will need your member number and your password is your birthday ddmmyy.

For the kids we have Story Box Library. This is a free streaming service with almost 400 titles from Australian and New Zealand authors and illustrators. You will only need your member number to access. No password required. https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/

Then on the eResources page https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/e-resources/ you have access to several sites provided by the State Library, Gale, National Geographic and a few others.

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