LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 9 November 2020

Reminder that Storytime is back TODAY Wednesday 11 November

Join us for Storytime each Wednesday morning at 10.30am from November 11 until December 16.

BorrowBox deal starting Sunday 1 November for Grenfell Only

The sequel to The dressmaker by Rosalie Ham is coming. Why not read the original before the sequel is released? From November 1 all members have access until December 30 on BorrowBox without any waiting. This means that 10 of you can borrow the eAudio or the eBook at the same time. So, jump online and join BorrowBox. It is free for everyone.

Share the Dignity

During the week of 20-29 November, the library will be the drop off point for those wanting to participate in the #IT’S IN THE Bag campaign. So, start putting your bags together. The checklist are available with more details at The library will have bag tags ready for you to attach when dropping your bags in from November 20.

Christmas Raffle

There are 6 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.

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 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 these 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.

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

Upcoming events


Sunday 1 November – Wednesday 30 December Unlimited access to The dressmaker by Rosalie Ham on BorrowBox without any waiting.

Wednesday 11 November at 10.30am Preschool Storytime

Thursday 12 November at 6.30pm In conversation with Lauren Chater. Bookings required.

Monday 16 November at 6.30pm In conversation with Fight for a Planet A. Bookings required.

Wednesday 18 November at 10.30am Preschool Storytime

Friday 20 – Saturday 28 November Share the dignity bag drive

Saturday 21 November at 10am 1,000 Books before school presentation

Wednesday 25 November at 10.30am Preschool Storytime

Monday 30 November at 7pm In conversation with General Sir Peter Cosgrove. Bookings required.


Tuesday 1 December from 3pm Summer Reading Program kick off.

Wednesday 2 December at 10.30am Preschool Storytime

Friday 4 December FOGL raffle will be drawn

Wednesday 9 December at 10.30am Preschool Storytime

Thursday 10 December at 6.30pm In conversation with Mary Li. Bookings required.

Wednesday 16 December at 10.30am Preschool Storytime

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