Library Lines: 2 May 2017

Watch this space for plenty of library activities during May, which is also Library and Information Month.

The month kicks off with Family Week, we have plenty of books about families added to the library collection. New picture books include I do It by Andrew Daddo and Jonathan Bentley, The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson, and You’re a BIG Brother by David Bedford.

For listeners, there’s Diary Of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, and for adults, Stories From Grandma Magic: True Stories By And About Grandmothers.

The end of the month sees the launching of the town mascot Paint the town REaD egg. Starting off as a tiny egg, the more it’s read to, the bigger it grows, to hatch, in due course, the town’s reading mascot!

There’s also, on Wednesday 24 at 11.00am the Australia wide National Simultaneous Storytime, when all the libraries, schools, day-cares and preschools all read exactly the same book at the same time. The library will also host The Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday 25 May from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Everyone is welcome to these events, which are all free of charge!

The library has received another delivery of talking books in all genres. These books are in either CD or the compressed MP3 format. If you’re not sure if your equipment will play MP3s, just ask the library staff for help.

New talking books include Nora Robert’s Three Sisters Island collection, containing Dance Upon The Air, Heaven And Earth, and Face The Fire. There’s also The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Never, Never by James Patterson, A Walk In The Woods by travel writer Bill Bryson, The Silent Inheritance by Joy Dettman, and Contest by Australian author Matthew Reilly.

Happy reading and listening, and see you soon at the library!