Library Lines: Tuesday, 10 April 2018

The interactive Drug and Alcohol Information Hub, on loan to Gunnedah Shire Library from the State Library of New South Wales, will on display at The Civic in the Mooki Room until Monday, 16 April, 2018. This Hub was developed in partnership with the State Library of NSW and NSW Health, and it’s a source of up-to-date and accurate information about drugs and alcohol. This includes brochures, and also an interactive component, where users can test their knowledge of drugs and alcohol by taking a fun quiz.

I encourage all parents, and young adults, to take advantage of this stand to inform themselves about drugs and alcohol and its drastic effects.

Wednesday, 11 April also sees the launch of ‘Bookends’ at the library, an after-school literacy program where seniors can be ‘borrowed’ by children for one-on-one reading assistance. Anyone who is interested in donating some time to this program, which will run on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons, or who has children who may benefit from this program, please come to the launch on Wednesday afternoon at 3.00pm for more information. Afternoon tea will be available and after the launch, the usual Junior Brain Games session will take place.

For parents planning a road or train trip for the holidays, consider borrowing some audio books to keep the children amused during the journey. Among the new audio books added this week are A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond, read by Stephen Fry; Letters From An Alien Schoolboy: Cosmic Custard by R. L. Asquith and read by Christopher Naylor; and The Great Galloon, the story of a huge airship written and read by Tom Banks.

For adults, new books include An Unsuitable Match by Joanna Trollope, The Passengers by Eleanor Limprecht, and a new thriller by best-selling author James Patterson, writing with Maxine Partro, 17th Suspect.

See you soon at the library!