Summer Reading Challenge
Thank you to all the kids who participated in the Summer Reading Challenge this past holidays. For those who managed to drop in their completed bookmarks your certificates are ready for collection from the library.
Second-hand toy sale
A second-hand toy sale is running now. Yes I am putting more toys out for you to borrow as well. This sale will enable me to update the collection and see properly what we have. So please support the sale to support the library.
1,000 Books before school program
For those starting kindergarten this year please have your completed logs to me by Saturday 6 March to receive your final certificates.
The next presentation day will be Saturday 13 March at 10am.
The 1,000 Books before school programme encourages early-childhood literacy and introduces young children to the world of reading.
Parents can join children at any stage during the year. 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.
All stories read or listened to on Story Box Library, BorrowBox and Indyreads all count as well.
Children will receive certificates as they reach the milestones of 50, 100, 250, 500, 750 and then 1,000 books to mark achievement, so when the child starts school or preschool they will not only have a handful of awards to show their teachers and classmates, they will also have a head start in learning to read and write.
More information can be found at https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/1000-books-before-school/
Weddin Shire Book Clubs
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. Titles so far include We are all made of glue by Marina Lewycka, The book of human skin by Michelle Lovric, Room by Emma Donoghue, The other hand by Chris Cleeve and many more.
Free online Author talks
The free online author talks are back for 2021. The next free talk is with the author of the new book The funny thing about Norman Freeman on Thursday 25 Feb at 6.30pm. Bookings need to be made through Eventbrite.
Do you want to attend these events but never have the time? Well some of these free talks do get recorded and made available for you to view on the NSW Library Events channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNrHT69x5q8YuEsRnpqFc0Q At the moment you will find recordings from talks with Sir General Peter Cosgrove, Andrew Pippos, Craig Reucassel, Lauren Chater, Garth Nix and Chris Hammer. The latest talk Greek Cafes and Milkbars of Australia has now been uploaded if you missed the talk recently.
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/
Thursday 25 The funny thing about Norman Freeman. Free online event. Bookings required. Details available either via our Facebook page or website.
Wednesday 3 Preschool Storytime and Baby Bounce 10.30am
Saturday 6 Deadline for completed reading logs to ensure a certificate at the 1,000 Books before school presentation
Wednesday 10 Junior Book Club 5pm
Thursday 11 PJ Storytime 6.45pm for a 7pm start
Saturday 13 1,000 Books before school presentation at 10am
Saturday 13 Cinema – Never too late. 7.45pm for an 8pm start. FOGL will have the candy bar running. Seat bookings are required via the library.
Wednesday 17 Preschool Storytime and Baby Bounce 10.30am
Friday 19 FOGL Street Stall outside IGA