LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 19 October 2020

Christmas Raffle

There are 9 weeks until Christmas. Are you starting to organise what you will be doing or eating? FOGL have kicked off their Christmas raffle. Tickets can be purchased from the library and are priced at $2 each or 3 for $5. Prizes include $200 IGA voucher, $200 voucher for Grenfell Butcher and $100 to be spent at any other Weddin Shire business. You must be in it to win.

New collection launched

This week I am launching a new collection. The DVD Binge collection are 3 title box sets including Alfred Hitchcock, John Candy, Robin Williams, Errol Flynn, Kirk Douglas, Westerns, Thrillers, Mysteries, Musicals, Disney, and many more. Loans will be 1 box set per card for 14 days. This collection would not have been possible without the support of FOGL who through fundraising have paid for the collection.

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 Garth Nix on Tuesday 3 November. Lauren Chater on Thursday 12 November, Fight for Planet A by Craig Reucassel on Monday 16 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.

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, lock 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.

Our first Review

Book review by Hayley Griffiths

The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

I’m always on the hunt for a book with an intriguing story and this certainly is one of those books.

Blending fact and fiction, this is a book centred around the production of The Oxford English Dictionary and the words that do not make it in, for one reason or another, written from a female perspective. The process of that Dictionary’s collation is almost incomprehensible in 2020 but the historical elements should not be forgotten. The roles of the suffragettes and suffragists, the soldiers and their families are all raised in this story which puts a different focus on that era.

This book can be found in the library on the fiction shelves under WIL and on the talking bookshelves under WIL.

This title is also available as both an eAudiobook and eBook on BorrowBox.

If you are interested in reviewing an item 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

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