LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 21 September 2020

1,000 Books before School

The 1,000 Books before school programme encourages early-childhood literacy and introduces young children to the world of reading. Parents can join children at any stage during the year. 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 totals. All stories read or listened to on Story Box Library, BorrowBox and Indyreads all count as well.

Children will receive certificates as they reach the milestones of 50, 100, 250, 500, 750 and then 1,000 books to mark achievement, so when the child starts school they will not only have a handful of awards to show their teachers and classmates, they will also have a head start in learning to read and write.

Enrol today at the library and start your child’s future of learning.

The second-hand book sale is now on

The second-hand book sale has returned. Please help support your local library in buying old library stock. All funds raised is spent on new stock for the library. Cash sales only. Please bring your own bags.

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 for Book Week

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

Still life by Val McDermid, The McCalister legacy by Nicole Hurley-Moore, The empire of gold by SA Chakraborty, Letters from the past by Erica James, The order by Daniel Silva, The darkest evening by Ann Cleeves, The shelf by Helly Acton, A touch of sun by Nora Roberts, Moonflower murders by Anthony Horowitz and I give my marriage a year by Holly Wainwright.

New kids’ titles now available

I feel proud, I feel sad, Dr Seuss’s ABC, Follow me fairy tales, Albert Einstein by Paul Virr, Twinkle, twinkle, little shark by Jeffrey Burton, Dinosaur party, I feel happy, I feel angry and Dr Seuss’s 1,2,3.

New magazine titles now available

Taste, Double helix, National Geographic kids, Australian home beautiful, Choice, Choice computer and Gardening Australia.

New nonfiction titles now available

Craft lab by Stephanie Corfee, Thai in 7 by Sebby Holmes, Women rulers hidden in history by Sarah Eason, Women scientists hidden in history by Cynthia O’Brien, Women writers hidden in history by Petrice Custance, Women warriors hidden in history by Sarah Eason, Women inventors hidden in history by Petrice Custance, Women explorers hidden in history by Ellen Rodger, Superannuation made simple by Noel Whittaker and Children’s birthday cake book by The Australian Women’s Weekly.

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