Storytime is on today
Reminder that Preschool Storytime is on today Wednesday 17 at 10.30am. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Friends of Grenfell Library (FOGL) Monthly meetings return for 2021
Do you enjoy what our local library offers? Are you a member of the Library? Friends of Grenfell Library are holding our 1st meeting for the year on Tuesday 23rd of February doors open at 6.45pm for a 7pm start. If you wish to attend the meeting to find out what we do and how we assist the Librarian, you are most welcome to attend.
Thank you to everyone who attends the various programs held within the library. Without your support the library would not be what it is. A fun and exciting place to visit.
This past week we kicked off PJ Storytime on Thursday evening which will be held each month on the 2nd Thursday at 7pm. We welcomed back the Cinema with the Saturday night viewing of the Australian movie Rams. Keep an eye out for the March movie coming soon. We also started the Junior Book Club for students in years 4, 5 and 6. It was great to see the students attend and their reaction to the types of books and authors that we will visit throughout the year. The group will be back on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5pm.
Weddin Shire Book Clubs
In 2021 I am also offering those who want to create a Book Club an option to access book kits containing 10 copies of a single title. The guidelines and registration form is now available at the library. Titles that are available for Clubs only is available at https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/book-clubs/ This list is currently growing.
Free online Author talks
The free online author talks are back for 2021. The next free talk is with the author of the new book The funny thing about Norman Freeman on Thursday 25 Feb at 6.30pm. Bookings need to be made through Eventbrite.
Do you want to attend these events but never have the time? Well some of these free talks do get recorded and made available for you to view on the NSW Library Events channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNrHT69x5q8YuEsRnpqFc0Q At the moment you will find recordings from talks with Sir General Peter Cosgrove, Andrew Pippos, Craig Reucassel, Lauren Chater, Garth Nix and Chris Hammer.
1,000 Books before school program
The 1,000 Books before school programme encourages early-childhood literacy and introduces young children to the world of reading.
Parents can join children at any stage during the year. The target of 1,000 books may seem huge but can easily be achieved in less than three years with little effort.
If the child attends Storytime at the Library or the Grenfell Pre-School & Long Day Care Centre, the books read will count towards the 1,000 total.
All stories read or listened to on Story Box Library, BorrowBox and Indyreads all count as well.
Children will receive certificates as they reach the milestones of 50, 100, 250, 500, 750 and then 1,000 books to mark achievement, so when the child starts school or preschool they will not only have a handful of awards to show their teachers and classmates, they will also have a head start in learning to read and write.
More information can be found at https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/1000-books-before-school/
For those starting kindergarten this year please have your completed logs to me by Saturday 6 March to receive your final certificates.
The next presentation day will be Saturday 13 March at 10am.
Story Box Library now available to be accessed in Library
Some people would have noticed the new TV that has been installed in the kids’ section of the library. We have hooked up the Story Box Library for you to utilise while in the library. Just ask next time you are visiting.
Options for eBooks & eAudiobooks
Are you aware that as a member you have free access to different platforms for eBooks and eAudiobooks? Don’t forget that for the kids we have free access to Story Box Library. More information is available on the library website at https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/elibrary/
Wednesday 17 Preschool Storytime and Baby Bounce 10.30am
Tuesday 23 Friends of Grenfell Library (FOGL) February meeting. 6.45pm for a 7pm start. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Thursday 25 The funny thing about Norman Freeman. Free online event. Bookings required. Details available either via our Facebook page or website.
Wednesday 3 Preschool Storytime and Baby Bounce 10.30am
Saturday 6 Deadline for completed reading logs to ensure a certificate at the 1,000 Books before school presentation
Wednesday 10 Junior Book Club 5pm
Thursday 11 PJ Storytime 6.45pm for a 7pm start
Saturday 13 1,000 Books before school presentation at 10am