LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 17 December 2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone. A reminder that the Library is closing for 2018 this Saturday 22 December at midday and will reopen for 2019 at 10.30am on Wednesday 2 January.

As of last week, we all have free access to Story Box Library via our Library website. Story Box Library is an online ‘reading room’. It’s a place where the wonderful world of Children’s Literature is on permanent exhibit and children can connect, engage and be inspired when they watch a range of celebrated stories read aloud by wonderfully engaging storytellers.

Story Box Library provides a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of everyday storytellers – sportspeople, musicians, grandparents, teenagers, comedians, actors, with varying accents and from different cultures – each sharing past and present book titles. The result is meaningful, entertaining readings that focus on both teller and tale.

For access you will only need your library member number B0…. to access. No password required. Access is by clicking on Story Box at the top right-hand corner of the home page. This will open to a log in screen with Grenfell Public Library on it. Just enter your member number.

The latest kids’ books include some great new Christmas books. They are There is a monster under my Christmas tree who farts by Tim Miller, The Aussie ABC Christmas by Nancy Bevington, Ho! Ho! Ho! There’s a hippopotamus on our roof eating Christmas cake by Hazel Edwards, Grug and his first Christmas by Ted Prior, Macca’s Christmas crackers by Matt Cosgrove, Fairytales for feisty girls by Susannah McFarlane, Timmy Failure and it’s the end when I say it’s the end by Stephan Pastis and Backyard by Amanda Branxton-Smith.

There are some great new Christmas DVDs and other titles available this week and they include Curious George a very monkey Christmas, Barbie a Christmas carol, The Polar Express, Saving Santa, Santa buddies, Octonauts flappity flippers!, Incredibles 2, Damascus cover, Ocean’s thirteen, The last scout, Troy the odyssey, Jurassic Park The lost world, Mary and the witch’s flower and Peaky Blinders season 3.

This week’s new magazine titles include Diabetic living, Better homes and gardens, Instyle, Choice, Organic gardener, International traveller, Australian Woodsmith, 4×4 Australia and Australian House & garden.

Upcoming events to keep in mind are:

Friday 21 December 10.30-11.30am Christmas Craft. $5 per child. Bookings and payment required. Limited places.

Friday 21 December 2pm for a 2.15pm start – the original Miracle on 34th Street is on in the Cinema. Free for everyone. Bring your cushions or bean bags and enjoy the original. FOGL will be hosting the Candy bar.

Saturday 22 December from midday the Library will be closed and reopening on Wednesday 2 January at 10.30am.

Friday 4 January 11am – 12pm Decorate your own library bag. Bookings required as limited places. $5 per child.

Wednesday 9 January 11am – 12pm Decorate your own library bag. Bookings required as limited places. $5 per child.