LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 3 August 2020

Library hours are back to normal and the second-hand book sale has returned

From Tuesday 4 August, the library has returned to normal hours. Please note that this does not change any of the other restrictions due to the increase of cases across the state and more travellers in the area. The remaining sections will be released when we feel it is safe to do so.

With the return of normal opening hours, the second-hand book sale has returned as well. Please help support your local library in buying old library stock. Cash sales only. Please bring your own bags.

PhaseOpen HoursAllowedRestrictedDate
3Back to normal hours Tues – Fri 10.30 – 12.30 and 1.30 – 5   Sat 9.30 – 12loans and returns limited computersstudy, newspaper areas and toy collection Storytime and group activities          4 Aug

Storytime will not be returning for a while, but you have free access to Story Box

Use it as a bedtime tale, a facilitator for discussion in the classroom, a complement to library Storytime, or a read aloud model – the choice is yours. No matter what the reason for your visit to Story Box Library, we help children journey to that most uniquely precious place, the wilds of their own imagination.

Our stories have been selected with children of pre-school and primary age in mind. Stories have been broken down into the following categories: Pre-school (3 – 5 years); Lower Primary (5 – 7 years); Middle Primary (8 – 10 years) and Upper Primary (10 – 12 years).

Access is available using your library membership via https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/elibrary/

Are you looking for something different to read and are struggling to get into the library?

Why not try out indyreads™. indyreads™ provides access to a statewide collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature, and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudio format thanks to the State Library of NSW. Access is free as part of your membership. Further details are available https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/indyreads/

New DVD titles now available

I still believe, Bluey: the pool and other stories, Bluey: asparagus and other stories, The Wiggles: fun and games, Paw Patrol: mighty pups super paws, A guide to second date sex, Call the midwife series nine, The good liar, The invisible man, Isn’t it romantic, A beautiful day in the neighborhood, Emma, Motherless Brooklyn, Downhill, 100% wolf, The wishmas tree, H is for happiness and Onward.

New fiction titles now available

Last survivor by Tony Park, A lonely girl is a dangerous thing by Jessie Tu, The kookaburra creek café by Sandie Docker, The summer house by James Patterson, Katheryn Howard: the tainted queen by Alison Weir, Conversations with friends by Sally Rooney, Fair warning by Michael Connelly, Something to talk about by Rachael Johns, The bobby girls’ secrets by Johanna Bell, Sex and vanity by Kevin Kwan, Tiny pieces of us by Nicky Pellegrino, Better luck next time by Kate Hilton, Camino winds by John Grisham, HRT: husband replacement therapy by Kathy Lette, Hideaway by Nora Roberts, Liberation by Imogen Kealey, Queen Bee by Jane Fallon, Such a fun age by Kiley Reid, The numbers game by Danielle Steel and The lost jewels by Kirsty Manning.

New kids’ titles now available

Sweet honey by Cathy Cassidy, Art time! By Anh Do, What Zola did on Monday by Melina Marchetta, Alice-Miranda in the outback by Jacqueline Harvey, The spectre from the magician’s museum by John Bellairs, Elmer and grandpa Eldo by David McKee, Unipiggle the unicorn pig by Hannah Shaw, The grumpy neighbour by Sally Rippin, The Queen’s assassin by Melissa De La Cruz, Aurora burning by Amie Kaufman, Bun by Patrick Ness, The Austen girls by Lucy Worsley, The besties party on by Felice Arena, Evie and Pog party perfect by Tania McCartney, No! never! By Libby Hathorn, Bad cat! By Nicola O’Byrne, Yellow truck road train by Mandy Tootell, Love from Australia by Ruth Waters, A boy and a ball by Phil Cummings and By the billabong by Maura Finn.

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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 27 July 2020

Phase 3 hours and restrictions

As of Tuesday 4 August, the library will be going back to normal hours. Please note that this does not change any of the other restrictions due to the increase of cases across the state and more travellers in the area. The remaining sections will be released when we feel it is safe to do so.

With the Gallery now reopened could you please learn to stop and read the signs as you enter and pass through the Hub as restrictions have changed and there are limitations on the number of people allowed in each section.

The library is also registered as a COVID safe business. This means that we have a completed safety plan that has been updated when restrictions have been modified, that the library is a safe and clean environment with physical distancing and staff wellbeing implemented. This includes asking all members who visit the library to use the hand sanitiser upon entry and exit.

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
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 limited computersstudy, newspaper areas and toy collection Storytime and group activities          4 Aug

Book reviewers

I am looking for book reviewers of the Book Week shortlisted titles. Kids can borrow and read these titles if they review them for us all. This can be in the form of a written, picture, or video review. I look forward to seeing your imagination come alive.

New Facebook group: What are you reading?

2020 has changed the way we live our lives, but our love of reading and our communities is still going strong. I would love to learn about what you are reading, be it an old favourite, a new discovery, eBook, audiobook, whatever you have access to! Share your books in a post of your own, or comment on others. There have been some great recommendations for authors and new titles. Why not join us?

Are you looking for something different to read and are struggling to get into the library?

Why not try out indyreads™. indyreads™ provides access to a statewide collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature, and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudio format thanks to the State Library of NSW. Access is free as part of your membership. Further details are available https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/indyreads/

Are you missing Storytime?

Use it as a bedtime tale, a facilitator for discussion in the classroom, a complement to library Storytime, or a read aloud model – the choice is yours. No matter what the reason for your visit to Story Box Library, we help children journey to that most uniquely precious place, the wilds of their own imagination.

Our stories have been selected with children of pre-school and primary age in mind. Stories have been broken down into the following categories: Pre-school (3 – 5 years); Lower Primary (5 – 7 years); Middle Primary (8 – 10 years) and Upper Primary (10 – 12 years).

Access is available using your library membership via https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/elibrary/

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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 20 July 2020

Library is still open but to restricted hours and services

Yes, the library is open but only for Tuesday – Friday 10.30 – 12.30 and 3 – 5 and on Saturday 9.30 – 12 for loans and returns and a computer for quick printouts only. All other services are currently not available.

With the Gallery about to reopen could you please learn to stop and read the signs as you enter and pass through the Hub as restrictions are changing and there will be limitations on the number of people allowed in each section.

The library is also registered as a COVID safe business. This means that we have a completed safety plan that has been updated when restrictions have been modified, that the library is a safe and clean environment with physical distancing and staff wellbeing implemented. This includes asking all members who visit the library to use the hand sanitiser upon entry and exit.

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
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  

Book reviewers

I am looking for book reviewers of the Book Week shortlisted titles. Kids can borrow and read these titles if they review them for us all. This can be in the form of a written, picture, or video review. I look forward to seeing your imagination come alive.

New Facebook group: What are you reading?

2020 has changed the way we live our lives, but our love of reading and our communities is still going strong. I would love to learn about what you are reading, be it an old favourite, a new discovery, eBook, audiobook, whatever you have access to! Share your books in a post of your own, or comment on others. There have been some great recommendations for authors and new titles. Why not join us?

Are you looking for something different to read and are struggling to get into the library?

Why not try out indyreads™. indyreads™ provides access to a statewide collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature, and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudio format thanks to the State Library of NSW. Access is free as part of your membership. Further details are available https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/indyreads/

Are you missing Storytime?

Use it as a bedtime tale, a facilitator for discussion in the classroom, a complement to library Storytime, or a read aloud model – the choice is yours. No matter what the reason for your visit to Story Box Library, we help children journey to that most uniquely precious place, the wilds of their own imagination.

Our stories have been selected with children of pre-school and primary age in mind. Stories have been broken down into the following categories: Pre-school (3 – 5 years); Lower Primary (5 – 7 years); Middle Primary (8 – 10 years) and Upper Primary (10 – 12 years).

Access is available using your library membership via https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/elibrary/

Keira, Teagan and Dennis Chown. More winners of the photo competition from April school holidays.
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