Library Lines: Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Everyone is gearing up for the excitement of Christmas and the library is included in the end of year preparations.

Borrowers please note that the library will be shut from 12 noon on 21 December, and will re-open on Monday, 07 January, 2019, at 9.30 am. To tide you over this long shut down, you are able to borrow extra items, and can also have them for longer. If you wish to return books during the shutdown, the afterhours book return is to the left of the library doors. Just slide your books down the chute and they will be attended to.

The Bookends Literacy Assist programme has finished for the year, and will re-commence again on Tuesday 05 February. Bookends is an afterschool activity running in the library every Tuesday and Thursday from 3.00pm to 5.00 pm, and on Friday from 3.00pm to 4..00pm. Children wishing some one on one help with their reading can ‘book’ a senior for twenty minute blocks to receive to receive encourage and help with their reading skills. If your child is already in the programme you will need to re-book their place, or if you want your child to be a part of the programme, please ring the library staff on 67402190 to make a booking.

Brain training @ the Library will also have its last session on Monday 17 December, 2018, and will resume on 07 January 2019. Brain training is a free and full filled hour of mental stimulation such as join the dots, find the objects, mazes, word games, general knowledge quiz, and so on. There are two sessions each Monday, the morning one starting at 10.30 am and the afternoon session beginning at 3.30pm. There are vacant places for each time slot, so if you wish to book a place, please ring 67402190.

Meanwhile, library work is proceeding as usual with many new books added to the shelves, including the latest Peter FitzSimons book Monash’s masterpiece: the battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world. The book includes quotes, maps, diagrams and photos. There’s also the latest thriller by John Sandford Holy ghost, and Arcadia set in Tasmania, by Di Morrissey, one of Australia’s favourite authors.

See you soon at the library!