LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 28 September 2020

The second-hand book sale is having a one day only half-price sale

The second-hand book sale will be having a one day only half-price sale this Saturday 3 October between 9.30am and 3pm. There will be nonfiction books, fiction books, magazines, DVDs, talking books, kids’ books, and some toys. 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.

School holidays

The holidays are here again but due to COVID restrictions we are again not hosting any activities. But like last holidays I have found some great craft activities for you to take home and try. The instruction sheets will be available in the kids’ section for the holidays.

1,000 Books before School

To the 1,000 books families who have registered. I am preparing for a presentation ceremony for those who have completed milestones since our last ceremony back in February. If you have completed your reading log please drop them into the library to ensure that your child receives their certificate(s). So, pencil in Saturday 21 November at 10am.

For those who haven’t registered their child it is never too late especially if they are attending the Grenfell Pre-School & Long Day Care Centre, the books read will count towards the 1,000-book total.

Book reviewers

From the recent collection survey there were a few comments about book reviews. If you are interested please let me know and we can organise these to be displayed within the library and on the library website.

Free online Author Talks

Thanks to the NSW Public Libraries Association and the coordinating committee made up of various librarians across the state we now have access to free online author talks. Bookings are required via the link on the event listing on the library Facebook page. So far there is Chris Hammer on Wednesday 14 October and Garth Nix on Tuesday 3 November. There will be more coming so keep an eye out for these in the events section of the library Facebook page and ensure that you book in early so that you don’t miss out.

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

New fiction titles now available

Queen of storm by Raymond E. Feist, Slow burn by Stephen Leather, Wild by Kristin Hannah, Liar by Lesley Pearse, House of correction by Nicci French, Invisible girl by Lisa Jewell, Royal by Danielle Steel, The wreck by Meg Keneally and Deadlock by Catherine Coulter.

New kids’ titles now available

Pearl goes to preschool by Julie Fortenberry, The cute penguin by Gabriel Evans, Family by Aunty Fay Muir, Dry to dry: the seasons of Kakadu by Pamela Freeman, Where’s the dinosaur?, Ten minutes to bed: little dinosaur by Rhiannon Fielding, The grump fairies by Bethan Stevens, Sleep 101: how to sleep like a baby and Whine guide: how to find your voice and start sweating the small stuff by Beck & Matt Stanton and Dog man: grime and punishment by Dav Pilkey.

New DVD titles now available

An ideal husband, The successor, The fairy king, Little Miss Magic, Jane Eyre, Bed of roses, Little Dorrit, Australian legends, Andre Rieu at Schonbrunn, Vienna, Big love seasons 1 – 4, The biggest winner: How to win by losing: shape up front and cardio kickboxing.

New nonfiction titles now available

A kid’s guide to cats by Arden Moore, Women and leadership by Julia Gillard, No waste organic gardening by Shawna Coronado, Dog training for dummies by Wendy Volhard, Drawing & painting botanicals for artists by Karen Kluglein, How to restore your farm tractor by Tharran E. Gaines, The science book, The history book and 7 ways by Jamie Oliver.

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