LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 17 May 2021

National Simultaneous Storytime is on TODAY

National Simultaneous Storytime is on today Wednesday 19 May instead of the normal Preschool Storytime at 10.45am. This year the book Give me some space! by Philip Bunting will be read from the International Space Station by astronaut Dr Shannon Walker at 11am.

The Biggest Morning Tea is on Thursday

Thursday 20 May at 11am we will be hosting the Biggest Morning Tea to raise funds for the Cancer Council.

The next movie

The next Saturday night movie will be Saturday 12 June at 8pm and the movie will be Let him go starring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane. Bookings are required via the library. Reminder that you must arrive before 8pm to ensure entry and that movie starts on time.

Library catalogue access

Reminder to everyone that you have 24/7 access to the library catalogue. Not only can you search for an item, but you can log into your account and renew your items. Access is via the library website https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/ Your User ID is your member number on your card B0….. and your password is your date of birth ddmmyy.

1,000 Books Before School

Encourage early literacy and a love of reading for your child. Parents can join children at any stage during the year. The program is for children aged from birth to starting kindergarten. 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. Stories from The Story Box Library, BorrowBox and indyreads™ count as well. An investment of one book a day, three to four minutes is all that is necessary to open a child’s mind to a lifelong love of books and learning. Certificate presentations are held quarterly. The next presentation will be in June.

So, sign up your child to the program and a library membership today.

The next quarterly presentation will be held on Saturday 12 June at 10am. Get your completed logs into the library to be included in this presentation.

Story Box Library available 24/7

Story Box Library is a great streaming service for kids. This is an Australian product created for children to view stories by local authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic, predominantly Australian and New Zealand, storytellers. Free access using your library card number. No password required. More information is available on the library website at https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/elibrary/

Upcoming events

May

Wednesday 19 National Simultaneous Storytime at 10.45am

Thursday 20 The Biggest Morning Tea at 11am.

June

Wednesday 2 Preschool Storytime at 10.30am

Wednesday 9 Junior Book Club at 5pm

Thursday 10 Online author talk at 6.30pm. Hugh Mackay will be in conversation with Ailsa Piper and live streamed from Double Bay Library (A Woollahra Libraries Branch) with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association.  Bookings required via Eventbrite.

Thursday 10 PJ Storytime at 7pm. Doors open at 6.45pm.

Saturday 12 1,000 Books before school presentation at 10am

Saturday 12 Movie: Let him go. Rated M at 8pm. Doors open at 7.45pm. Seats must be booked via the library. No walk ins allowed.

Wednesday 16 Preschool Storytime at 10.30am

Winners of the recent ANZAC Day colouring-in competition
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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 10 May 2021

Junior Book Club is on TODAY Wednesday 12 May

Reminder that Junior Book Club is on today Wednesday 12 May at 5pm. Open to all students in years 4, 5 and 6.

PJ Storytime is on tomorrow Thursday 13 May

Reminder that PJ Storytime is on tomorrow evening. Doors will open at 6.45pm for us to start at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The next free online author talk is tomorrow Thursday 13 May

The next free online author talk will be with Meredith Burgmann and Nadia Wheatley discussing their new book Radicals: Remembering the Sixties with Melinda McNaughton from Wollondilly Library with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association on Thursday May 13 at 1pm. Tickets must be booked via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/meredith-burgmann-nadia-wheatley-present-radicals-remembering-the-60s-tickets-133186142337?fbclid=IwAR0qZJVWF6GZyNFWF8Wz_5jGZVrjA82IqlqNyG8rdr8oe4qEcqyU45U80pE

Library Week is next week

Library Week is being held next week. Instead of the normal Preschool Storytime on Wednesday 19 May we will be participating in National Simultaneous Storytime at 11am. This year the book Give me some space! by Philip Bunting will be read from the International Space Station by astronaut Dr Shannon Walker.

Then on Thursday 20 May at 11am we will be hosting the Biggest Morning Tea to raise funds for the Cancer Council.

The next movie

The next Saturday night movie will be Saturday 12 June at 8pm and the movie will be Let him go starring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane. Bookings are required via the library.

Library catalogue access

Reminder to everyone that you have 24/7 access to the library catalogue. Not only can you search for an item, but you can log into your account and renew your items. Access is via the library website https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/ Your User ID is your member number on your card B0….. and your password is your date of birth ddmmyy.

1,000 Books Before School

Encourage early literacy and a love of reading for your child. Parents can join children at any stage during the year. The program is for children aged from birth to starting kindergarten. 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. Stories from The Story Box Library, BorrowBox and indyreads™ count as well. An investment of one book a day, three to four minutes is all that is necessary to open a child’s mind to a lifelong love of books and learning. Certificate presentations are held quarterly. The next presentation will be in June.

So, sign up your child to the program and a library membership today.

The next quarterly presentation will be held on Saturday 12 June at 10am. Get your completed logs into the library to be included in this presentation.

Story Box Library available 24/7

Story Box Library is a great streaming service for kids. This is an Australian product created for children to view stories by local authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic, predominantly Australian and New Zealand, storytellers. Free access using your library card number. No password required. More information is available on the library website at https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/elibrary/

Upcoming events

May

Wednesday 12 Junior Book Club at 5pm for kids in years 4, 5 and 6

Thursday 13 Free online author talk Radicals: Remembering the Sixties. Tickets must be booked via Eventbrite. Details on the library Facebook and website.

Thursday 13 PJ Storytime at 6.45pm for a 7pm start.

Wednesday 19 National Simultaneous Storytime at 10.45am

Thursday 20 The Biggest Morning Tea at 11am.

Rory and Willa participating in a recent Preschool Storytime
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Library & Information Week 17-23 May 2021

Wednesday 19 May at 11am
Thursday 20 May at 11am
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