LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 22 June 2020

Phase 2 of the library reopening begins on Tuesday 30 June with more hours being added and a single public computer being available for quick printouts only.

Please read carefully as there are changes to hours and services provided. The Library will proceed to the next phase if no issues occur in the previous phase.

PhaseOpen HoursAllowedRestrictedDate
1Tues – Fri 10.30 – 12.30   Sat 9.30 – 12loans and returns onlyComputers, study, newspaper areas and toy collection Storytime and group activities            2 June
2Tues – Fri 10.30 – 12.30 and 3 – 5   Sat 9.30 – 12loans and returns limited computersstudy, newspaper areas and toy collection Storytime and group activities            30 June
3Back to normal hours Tues – Fri 10.30 – 12.30 and 1.30 – 5   Sat 9.30 – 12loans and returns full computers, study, newspaper areas and toy collection  Storytime and group activities          4 Aug
4 Back to normalnil1 Sep  

Do you enjoy eBooks or eAudio?

You have two options for borrowing eBooks or eAudio books. BorrowBox provides you access to the most popular local and international authors. Whereas indyreads™ provides access to a statewide collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature, and modern award-winning titles. Both services are free as part of your membership. Further information available at https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/elibrary/

New Facebook group: What are you reading?

2020 has changed the way we live our lives, but our love of reading and our communities is still going strong. I would love to learn about what you are reading, be it an old favourite, a new discovery, eBook, audiobook, whatever you have access to! Share your books in a post of your own, or comment on others.

There have been some great recommendations for authors and new titles. Why not join us?

New stock available

There is lots of new stock that has come available during lockdown and since reopening. So much so that there is an extra display for the Adult fiction and Large print titles as there is no room on the normal display shelves. The kid’s titles have had a huge boost with the school holidays approaching us again.

School holiday activities

School holidays are approaching us again from Monday 6 July. These holidays will be different in that there will not be any activities held within the library. I am preparing take home activities for the kids to keep them occupied so keep an eye for these from Tuesday 7 July. I look forward to seeing the results.

Cinema

I have been asked recently when I am likely to reopen the cinema. With the way that we are progressing and hopefully with Southern Cross Cinema having a good month or two reopening I would like to see us get back underway in October if restrictions do not go backwards at any time. If there is a movie title or two that you would like to see shown here in Grenfell please let me know.

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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 15 June 2020

The library has now been open for over two weeks. For those who have not returned their items could you please do so as I am no longer automatically renewing items.

A reminder that the library reopened on Tuesday 2 June, under new hours and restrictions. Please read carefully as there are changes to hours and services provided. The Library will proceed to the next phase if no issues occur in the previous phase.

PhaseOpen HoursAllowedRestrictedDate
1Tues – Fri 10.30 – 12.30   Sat 9.30 – 12loans and returns onlyComputers, study, newspaper areas and toy collection Storytime and group activities            2 June
2Tues – Fri 10.30 – 12.30 and 3 – 5   Sat 9.30 – 12loans and returns limited computersstudy, newspaper areas and toy collection Storytime and group activities            30 June
3Back to normal hours Tues – Fri 10.30 – 12.30 and 1.30 – 5   Sat 9.30 – 12loans and returns full computers, study, newspaper areas and toy collection  Storytime and group activities          4 Aug
4 Back to normalnil1 Sep  

Please consider limiting family sizes and time within the library to 20 minutes.

All returns will be quarantined for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to the shelves.

If you are only returning items, please use the afterhours return chute.

Please do not visit the library while you are sick.

Bag deliveries are still available on Thursday morning. Please ring on 6343 1334 to request items.

Do you enjoy eBooks or eAudio?

You have two options for borrowing eBooks or eAudio books. BorrowBox provides you access to the most popular local and international authors. Where as indyreads™ provides access to a statewide collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature, and modern award-winning titles. Both services are free as part of your membership. Further information available at https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/elibrary/

Smart research for HSC students

The final session is being held tomorrow afternoon at 4.30pm. You can find these listed on the https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/whats-on and searching for HSC in the keyword under advanced filter.

New Facebook group: What are you reading?

2020 has changed the way we live our lives, but our love of reading and our communities is still going strong. I would love to learn about what you are reading, be it an old favourite, a new discovery, eBook, audiobook, whatever you have access to! Share your books in a post of your own, or comment on others.

There have been some great recommendations for authors and new titles. Why not join us?

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LIBRARY LINES for week beginning 8 June 2020

Now that public libraries have started to reopen the Australian Library and Information Association is asking you to let them know what you missed about your local library by completing this survey. They will use the results to advocate to government about how important libraries are. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LibraryAtHome

A reminder that the library reopened on Tuesday 2 June, under new hours and restrictions. Please read carefully as there are changes to hours and services provided. The Library will proceed to the next phase if no issues occur in the previous phase.

PhaseOpen HoursAllowedRestrictedDate
1Tues – Fri 10.30 – 12.30   Sat 9.30 – 12loans and returns onlyComputers, study, newspaper areas and toy collection Storytime and group activities            2 June
2Tues – Fri 10.30 – 12.30 and 3 – 5   Sat 9.30 – 12loans and returns limited computersstudy, newspaper areas and toy collection Storytime and group activities            30 June
3Back to normal hours Tues – Fri 10.30 – 12.30 and 1.30 – 5   Sat 9.30 – 12loans and returns full computers, study, newspaper areas and toy collection  Storytime and group activities          4 Aug
4 Back to normalnil1 Sep  

Please consider limiting family sizes and time within the library to 20 minutes.

All returns will be quarantined for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to the shelves.

If you are only returning items, please use the afterhours return chute.

Please do not visit the library while you are sick.

Bag deliveries are still available on Thursday morning. Please ring on 6343 1334 to request items.

Are you missing Storytime?

Those who are missing Storytime why not try out Story Box via https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/ You will only need your membership number to access this amazing service. There are currently over 300 Australian and NZ kids’ stories being streamed. You can browse through the stories offered or search for a story. This service is free as part of your membership.

Smart research for HSC students

The State Library are hosting a series of half hour talks online for HSC students each Thursday afternoon at 4.30pm. You can find these listed on the https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/whats-on and searching for HSC in the keyword under advanced filter.

New Facebook group: What are you reading?

2020 has changed the way we live our lives, but our love of reading and our communities is still going strong. I would love to learn about what you are reading, be it an old favourite, a new discovery, eBook, audiobook, whatever you have access to! Share your books in a post of your own, or comment on others.

This is a private group. So, all discussions will be kept to the group.

There is no age limit on this group.

Library reopen on Tuesday 2 June 2020
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