LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 16 August 2021

The Library is currently closed

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, Weddin Shire Council would like to reassure the community that they are closely monitoring the situation.

Therefore, the Council services in the Community Hub such as the Visit Grenfell, Grenfell Art Gallery, Grenfell Internet Centre and Grenfell Public Library are temporarily CLOSED for face-to-face customer service from 5pm Thursday 12 August.

I will be contactable by telephone and email; however the Library will be closed for over the counter assistance until further notice.

This is a challenging time for us all, we apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience as we work together to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19.

Due to the new restrictions starting on Monday 16 August I can only offer a delivery service within the town limits. You must already be a library member to access this service. Please check the library website for further updates.

Items already on loan

If you already have items on loan that are due during the shutdown please hang on to them as I am automatically renewing these items. Reminder that there are NO overdue fines.

Click and Delivery service

To allow you to continue borrowing please follow the below

  • Access library website
  • Select catalogue
  • Select Member Services
  • Log In using User ID B0….. from your library membership card and your password which is your birthday (ddmmyy)
  • Search catalogue
  • Click on title
  • Click on Reserve title
  • Click on Proceed
  • This item will then appear on a list for the library staff

At this stage, the toy collection is not available.

Library Staff will notify you when your item(s) will be available for delivery.

House Delivery Service

This service will be offered only to those who live within the town limits, please see the above Click and delivery service instructions. You will be notified when your delivery will take place.

If you do not have internet access, please contact the library on 6343 1334 and we can organise a delivery for you.

Delivery instructions

Delivery will entail you leaving your returns in a bag on your front step and the library staff member will swap over the bag for a new one with stock. We will not knock on the door.

Yes the Reading Olympics is continuing

The Reading Olympics is a reading competition open to all ages. Prizes will be awarded for different age categories. Registrations have opened via, and the reading competition commenced on Friday 23 July which is the day of the Olympics opening ceremony in Tokyo. The competition will end on Monday 6 September which is the day of the Paralympics closing ceremony.

All reading options will be available. This means you can read books from the public library, school library, BorrowBox, indyreads, Story Box Library or your own home.

You have to be in it to win.

Free author talks continue in August

Thursday 19 August at 6.30pm Larissa Behrendt will be in conversation with Kiesha Mealey-Haroa from City of Parramatta Libraries. This event will be delivered with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association. Reminder that you need to prebook via Eventbrite.

Library catalogue access

Reminder to everyone that you have 24/7 access to the library catalogue. Not only can you search for an item, but you can log into your account and renew your items. Access is via the library website Your User ID is your member number on your card B0….. and your password is your date of birth ddmmyy.

Story Box Library available 24/7

Story Box Library is a great streaming service for kids. This is an Australian product created for children to view stories by local authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic, predominantly Australian and New Zealand, storytellers. Free access using your library card number. No password required. More information is available on the library website at

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