LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 12 October 2020

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. The upcoming events booked in so far are Chris Hammer on Wednesday 14 October, Garth Nix on Tuesday 3 November. Lauren Chater on Thursday 12 November, General Sir Peter Cosgrove on Monday 30 November, and Mary Li on Thursday 10 December. Reminder that events are free, but you must book in prior to the event to guarantee a spot.

Watch this space

Watch out next week as I will be launching a new collection for everyone.

Book Week 2020

Book Week due to COVID was moved from August to October this year. The winners will be announced this Friday. The books are on display in the library and will be available for loan from the 27th October.

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.


If you are interested in please let me know and we can organise these to be displayed within the library, on the library website and occasionally in this column. These can be of a book, movie, TV show or magazine that you recently borrowed from the library. The review can be emailed to me or clearly handwritten on paper and delivered to me.

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

Just my luck by Adele Parks, The bush telegraph by Fiona McArthur, Bottlebrush Creek by Maya Linnell, The orphan of good hope by Roxane Dhand, The killings at kingfisher hill by Sophie Hannah, The German midwife by Mandy Robotham, The book of two ways by Jodi Picoult, The return by Nicholas Sparks and The survivor by Jane Harper.

New kids’ titles now available

Moon adventure, The tomorrow book by Jackie French, Keeper of the lost cities: Flashback and Legacy by Shannon Messenger, The other side of the sky by Amie Kaufman, The lost book of the white by Cassandra Clare, Midnight sun by Stephenie Meyer, Sherlock Bones and the sea-creature feature by Renee Treml, Funny kid belly flop by Matt Stanton and Squidge Dibley destroys everything by Mick Elliott.

New magazine titles now available

Real Living, Choice, The Australian Women’s Weekly Food, Small Farms, Australian home beautiful, Australian Science Illustrated and new title Money.

New nonfiction titles now available

Too much and never enough by Mary L Trump, Bush school by Peter O’Brien, How I clawed my way to the middle by John Wood, The details on love death and reading by Tegan Bennett Daylight, Paul Kelly by Stuart Coupe, Staying alive: the science of living healthier, happier and longer by Kate Gregorevic, Worry-proofing your anxious child by Bev Aisbett, The topsy turvy world of Gilbert and Sullivan by Keith Dockray, Brother & sister by Diane Keaton and The diggers of Colditz by Jack Champ.

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