LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 13 July 2020

No more overdue fines being charged

As of July 1, there are no more overdue fines being charged. All members have had their fines removed and a clean slate has been granted to everyone. I would prefer you return the stock than take your money. Instead there will be a charge for processing any lost or damaged items on top of the replacement cost of the item.

Changes to overdue notices

Next time that you visit the library why not provide your email address to receive a kind reminder that your items are due back in a few days, an email will be provided to update you on your reservations and if you are unable to return your items you will receive an overdue notice. But for those who do not provide an email address for overdue notices will be charged for any manual overdue notices issued.

Internet access

Also, from July 1 for Library members only internet access is free when you produce your membership card. For all other users, the charges still stand.

Reminder that Phase 2 of the library reopening has begun with more hours being added and a single public computer being available for quick printouts only.

For computer access this is for a quick print out only. No sitting watching videos, scrolling through social media or any researching. Single person only at the computer and you will be required to clean the surface down upon completion.

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  

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

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

Surprise visit from Australian children’s author Jacqueline Harvey
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