The library reopened on Tuesday 12 October at 10.30am. Please note that there will be restrictions in place under the NSW Health Order.
|Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10.30 – 12.30 and 1.30 – 4.50 Sat 9.30 – 12||Loans and returns||There will be no computers, newspapers or study areas Please read below for more restrictions|
As per the Health Order everyone must:
- Wear a mask while in the building;
- Only fully vaccinated people and those with medical exemptions will have access; and
- Non-vaccinated young people aged under 16 will be able to visit with vaccinated members of their household.
If you are not fully vaccinated by Tuesday 12 October and would like to borrow item(s) please contact me via phone, email or Facebook messenger and I will organise this for you.
Live event coming up
A special treat for fans of thriller writer Michael Connelly. Michael is streaming live in only two events to Australia this year and one is for the NSW Public Libraries Association. I have 20 free seats available to attend in the Hub on Fri 19 November at 12noon. Doors will open at 11.45am. Bookings must be made via the library to ensure your seat. Please note that you must be fully vaccinated to attend.
Online author talks
All the online author talks are free, as they are provided with the with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association and organised by a group of lovely librarians. But you must register via Eventbrite prior to the event. There are some amazing sessions coming up over the next couple of months.
Wednesday 27 at 6.30pm Costa Georgiadis will be in conversation with Robyn Syphers from Camden Libraries with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association. Registrations via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/costa-georgiadis-presents-costas-world-tickets-175097560517
Friday 5 at 1pm David Hunt will be in conversation with Wendy Harmer, one of Australia’s much-loved personalities, with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association. Registrations via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/david-hunt-presents-girt-nation-in-conversation-with-wendy-harmer-tickets-172509519617
Fri 19 at 12noon Michael Connelly will be in conversation with Ben Hobson, with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association. Registrations via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/michael-connelly-in-conversation-with-ben-hobson-tickets-189423309217
Wed 24 at 1pm Fiona McIntosh will be in conversation with Mel Tong from Macquarie Regional Library with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association. Registrations via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fiona-mcintosh-presents-the-spys-wife-tickets-173101570457
Reminder that even though the library is physically closed you still have access to some amazing resources. For all your eAudio and eBooks you have two options indyreads which is provided by the State Library and BorrowBox from Bolinda Publishing. Further information is available on the library website https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/elibrary/ Both of these have titles for everyone. You will need your member number and your password is your birthday ddmmyy.
For the kids we have Story Box Library. This is a free streaming service with almost 400 titles from Australian and New Zealand authors and illustrators. You will only need your member number to access. No password required. https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/
Then on the eResources page https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/e-resources/ you have access to several sites provided by the State Library, Gale, National Geographic and a few others.