LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 17 August 2020

Please stop at the front entry and read the signs

Under new Government rules, everyone is now required to sign in upon entry to the Hub. Please use the hand sanitiser and then log in on the iPad at the entry to the Hub. There is no choice. No sign in, no entry.

Library collection survey

There are almost 700 members registered at the library and I need your help. To make sure that the library is providing the right type of materials for the Weddin Shire, we ask that everyone fills in the collection survey via this will only take a couple of minutes to fill in. Thank you for your help.

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

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

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 fiction titles now available

Call of the raven by Wilbur Smith, The silent wife by Karin Slaughter, The wedding dress by Danielle Steel, Fool me once by Karly Lane, The farm at Peppertree Crossing by Leonie Kelsall, Innocence dies by Colin Falconer, The prisoner’s wife by Maggie Brookes, The dilemma by BA Paris, The other passenger by Louise Candlish and The swap by Robyn Harding.

New kids’ titles now available

Tiddler by Julia Donaldson, This is a ball and other books that drive kids crazy by Beck & Matt Stanton, Skat the mutt by Lisa Chimes, Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus! By Mo Willems, Madeline Talbot has a bunny on her head by Kiah Thomas, Dharma the lama by Matt Cosgrove, Goodnight glow worms by Aura Parker, How to be a giraffe by Thea Baker, Can I give you a squish? By Emily Neilson, The ballad of songbirds and snakes by Suzanne Collins and The Baby-sitters Club: The truth about Stacey; Mary Anne saves the day; Claudia and mean Janine; Dawn and the impossible three and Kristy’s big day.

New nonfiction titles now available

The lost boys by Paul Byrnes, The last lighthouse keeper by John Cook, The book of gutsy women by Hilary Clinton, The convict valley by Mark Dunn, Malcolm Young: the man who made AC/DC by Jeff Apter, The Australian Women’s Weekly casseroles and The feel-good family food plan by Joanna McMillan.

New Playaway talking books for the kids

The medusa project: hostage by Sophie Mackenzie, Artemis fowl and the time paradox by Eoin Colfer, Thanks for telling me, Emily by Deirdre Madden, Clover twig and the incredible flying cottage by Kaye Umansky and Which witch? By Eva Ibbotson.

Short listed titles for Book Week 2020
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