LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 5 October 2020

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

Blunt force by Lynda La Plante, The dirty south by John Connolly, The yield by Tara June Winch, The end of Cuthbert close by Cassie Hamer, The mystery woman by Belinda Alexandra, The morbids by Ewa Ramsey, Lonely in Longreach by Eva Scott, The stationary shop of Tehran by Marjan Kamali and 1st case by James Patterson.

New kids’ titles now available

Pugicorn, Peppa at the aquarium, Bluey: Grannies, Do not open this book ever by Andy Lee, The polar bear in Sydney harbour by Beck & Robin Feiner, Thomas goes on safari, Peppa’s summer holiday, Under the southern cross By Frane Lessac, The fire star by Jacqueline Harvey and Planet weird by Anh Do.

New magazine titles now available

Quilters companion, Graziher, Better homes and gardens, Australian Country, Country style, 4×4 Australia, Backyard, Tech life Australia, Australian photography, Australian house & garden, R.M. Williams Outback, Great walks, Organic gardener, and Grass roots.

New nonfiction titles now available

The animal book, The earth book, Let’s get gardening, The edible garden cookbook & growing guide by Paul West, The woman who cracked the anxiety code by Judith Hoare, When the ship hits the fan by Rob Anderson, The other side of absence by Betty O’Neill, Against all odds by Craig Challen, Before I forget by Geoffrey Blainey and Ladies in waiting by Anne Somerset.

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