Library Lines: Tuesday, 15 May 2018

National Families Week (15-21 May) will be celebrated at the Library, with our Junior Brain Games session, held every Wednesday afternoon from 3.30pm to 4.30pm as an after school activity, focusing on families. This program targets literacy, language and numeracy and the session will include books, reading, writing, and puzzles such as join the dots, find the objects, spot the difference, and so on. Places are limited, so if you wish your child to attend, then please phone the library on 6740 2190 to secure a place.

If your children could use some more reading practice, perhaps they would like to ‘borrow a senior’ to help them improve their skills. ‘Bookends’ is a new programme, starting at the end of May. Children can book a block of 20 minutes with a senior on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons – the children will select books to read, and the senior will help and encourage reading skills. Again, please book a time slot by ringing 674 02190 and speaking to the library staff.

Plenty of new books have been added to the library’s shelves this last week. Titles include: Great Australian Test Cricket Stories by Ashley Mallett, ‘a collection of fascinating cricket yarns that spans centuries and continents’; and Valiant for truth: The life of Chester Wilmot, war correspondent by Neil McDonald with Peter Brune.

Two more biographies include Bill Gibson: Pioneering bionic ear surgeon by Tina Allen, and Miss Muriel Matters by Robert Wainwright, a book about ‘The Australian actress who became one of London’s most famous suffragists’.

New picture books for the younger readers include My Alien and Me, by Smriti Pradsdam- Halls and Tom McLaughlin; Unstoppable Max, a boy who ‘doesn’t have an off switch’ by Julia Patton, Lanterns and firecrackers: A Chinese New Year story by Jonny Zucker; and Be brave, little penguin by Giles Andreae.

See you soon at the library!