LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 27 April 2020

It has been a busy week behind closed doors. The click and collect/delivery has continued with more people choosing to use this service. More items are being returned each day. Those items still on loan are being renewed and fines waived. The biggest task to date, stock take has been completed. So, the catalogue is now up to date. Also new items are still arriving from suppliers and being processed.

Below is a summary of what is currently available. More details are available on the library website or the Facebook page.

Click and Collect/Delivery service

To allow you to continue borrowing please follow the below

  • Access library website
  • Select catalogue
  • Select Member Services
  • Log In using User ID B0….. from your library membership card and your password which is your birthday (ddmmyy)
  • Search catalogue
  • Click on title
  • Click on Reserve title
  • Click on Proceed
  • This item will then appear on a list for the library staff

Library Catalogue Hint

If you are looking for the latest titles you can find them via the menu on the left-hand side by clicking on New Items Search. Ensure that you click the Sorted by date box and then under the Limit by collection drop box select the category you wish to search and then click on display new items. This will then display the latest items in order of the most recent title entered into the system. If you then click on the title you will then see the record. You can then reserve the item by clicking on Reserve Title.

Message for those wanting to join the library during COVID-19

As of Wednesday 14 April, for those who are not library members but would like access to the eResources including BorrowBox and Story Box you can now join online via the library website.

Please note that this does not give you access to the physical collection.

Library website

The website has been getting an update as well. Under Readers and Writers section there is a new page for Book Clubs. This is a list of just some of the thousands of online clubs available.

School holiday activities

Even though the holidays are over I have extended the deadline for both competitions. Get your entries in to win a prize.

Submit a short story

Topic: What I did during the school holiday during social isolation.

Did you have a birthday or helped celebrate someone’s birthday? Face time with family and friends to stay in touch. What fun and creative activities did you come up with to stay occupied? Do you have any siblings to help pass the time? Have you wanted to run away and hide as they are so annoying?

Tell us what you have been up to during the social isolation and you could win a prize.

Deadline: Sunday 3 May

Submit via either email [email protected] or in hard copy via the after-hours return chute.

These will then be published in book form as a reminder of a school holiday during social isolation.

Photo Competition

Topic: The best-looking reading nook, tent, corner, etc.

Show us your creativity and style. You and your favourite book must be in the photo.

Show us what you have been up to during the social isolation and you could win a prize.

Deadline: Sunday 3 May

Submit via email [email protected]

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