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Library Lines: Tuesday, 23 April, 2019

School holidays are now in full swing, and children are having a great time at the library, taking part in the storytelling in the morning for the younger children, and handicrafts for older children.

The younger children have storytelling and a simple handicraft from 10.30 am to 11.00 am each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning, and the older children come in on the same days at 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm to enjoy Crafty Creations – and the theme for the holidays is Superheroes! Come along and enjoy string art, mask making, decorate paper bags, make desk organisers, and more. There’s a charge of 3$ per children for the older children, and a limit of ten children per session, so please ring the library on 67402190 to book a place.

Plenty of new books have been added to the shelves during the last week.

Amongst the new books are Stories for boys who dare to be different: true tales of amazing boys who changed the world without killing dragons by ben Brooks. This book presents bite sized biographies of famous boys/men with cartoon illustrations and information spanning a double page. Interesting to pick up and dip into at any point – you don’t have to start at the beginning and read to the end!

Also for beginning readers and investigators is My book of rocks and minerals: things to find, collect and treasure. Beautifully illustrated and containing information boxes on such fascinating things as Glow in the dark rocks, Living gems, and How a pearl is made. Again, a book to pick up and dip into.

Everyone will be fascinated by Infomaniac: become an expert in an hour by Stuart Derrick & Charlotte Goddard. There are sections on Inventions, Modern technology, How the universe works, Wheels, The future, and so on, with plenty of little snippets of information to keep the reader engaged.

See you soon at the library!

Library Lines: Tuesday,16 April, 2019

It’s school holiday time, and the library is all set to cater for children young, and young at heart!

There’s storytelling and simple handicrafts in the morning from 10.30am until 11.00am for children aged between 0-7 years old, each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Gunnedah Library. The session is free, and bookings are required – just come along and enjoy!

Older children are catered for on the same days at 3.30pm to 4.30pm. There’s a charge of $3.00 for older children and the theme of the two weeks is Superheroes! Make a Spiderman or other superhero mask, Dumbo the elephant, pencil toppers, speech bubbles, or try your hand at string art, which takes longer than you expect! Bookings are essential for these sessions – please ring the library on 6740 2190 to secure a place for your child.

Readers of all ages are catered for in the library – plenty of new books have been added to the shelves this last week, including 12 new westerns and 10 new romance novels for the large print readers.

Among the new normal print fiction are: The Right Girl by Ellie O’Neill - ‘when you have the perfect life, should you listen to your head or your heart?’; there’s also a new novel by best-selling Australian author Fleur McDonald, which is described as ‘moving, suspenseful and action packed’, it’s called Sapphire Falls and it’s ready to be checked out and read! Then there’s a brand new thriller by Amy Gentry, Last Woman Standing – this is a book that ‘will keep you guessing until the end’ which is exactly what you need as the nights are getting longer.

Remember if you can’t come to the library to change your books, you can join the Shop Bound Library Service and get a bag of books delivered to your shop every fortnight, or you can sign up for our eResources platform that offers talking books and a range of books and magazines. You’ll still need to join the library to access all the titles, so come on in, fill out the forms, and enjoy this new service!

See you soon at the library!

Library Lines: Tuesday,09 April, 2019

Help ‘Project Koala Gunnedah’ by donating your large ice cream containers or crockpot/slow cooker inserts to be used as water containers for these iconic animals.

There’s a collection tub in the library into which you can put these items, and they will be collected by the group and put these types of containers to use rather than throwing them out.

As well as helping the koala population by collecting drinking containers, there are plenty of other things going on in the library this week!

Wednesday morning the Family History Group meets at the library from 10.00am until 12.00pm to research family and local history. If you are interested in this, but aren’t quite sure where to start or have made a start and are not sure where to proceed, come along and the members of the group will be happy to assist.

Wednesday also sees the delivery of the shop bound book bags. This service targets shop owners and employees who cannot come to the library themselves to change their books. If you wish a bag of books to be delivered to your workplace every two weeks, just give the library a ring on 6740 2190 to sign up and start reading!

If you prefer getting your books or magazines through your device, the library now has available rbDigital, an eResources platform that offers talking books and a range of books and magazines, electronically. You’ll still need to join the library to access all the titles, so come on in, fill out the forms, and enjoy this new service!

Lots of new books have been added to the collection, including 12 new western Large Print titles. Among the titles are: Mesquite Johnny by Barry Cord; Hidden Blood by W. C. Tuttle; and Pards of Buffalo Bill by Tom Curry. People who like reading, and writing, will enjoy Confessions of a Ghostwriter, an autobiography by Andrew Crofts.

See you soon at the library!

Library Lines: Tuesday, 02 April, 2019

Easter school holidays are fast approaching, and there’s plenty on in the library to cater for both young and the young at heart!

From Monday, 15 April, the library will be running school holiday programs almost every day.

This month, we are co-ordinating with The Civic and the theme for the school holiday program is ‘Superheroes’!

Older children can learn how to do string art, make masks and shields and other handicrafts. Sessions for the older children take place at Gunnedah library each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon from 3.30pm to 4.30pm and there’s a charge of $3.00 per child. On Mondays there will be a staff member at Curlewis library from 1.00pm until 3.00pm. Bookings are essentials as there is a limit of 10 children per session.

Please ring the library on 6740 2190 to secure a place for your child.

The young children will enjoy storytelling and handicrafts on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10.30am to 11.00 am at Gunnedah – there is no charge and bookings aren’t necessary – just come along and enjoy!

Plenty of new books have been added to the collection this week, including 10 western large prints, and 10 large print romance books. Other books include Saving You by Australian author Charlotte Nash, and a Lord Peter Wimsey novel, The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers.

The New Iberia Blues is a detective novel by James Lee Burke featuring Detective Robicheraux. The author is described as ‘one of the finest crime writers’. If you like historical fiction, try The Sea Queen’ by Linnea Hartsuyker, a novel set in Norway in the times of King Harald.

Fans of Lego will enjoy Brick by Brick: Space by Warren Elsmore. It contains ‘20+lego brick projects that are out of this world’ including a variety of space ships and the planets of the solar system! Easy to follow directions, giving the number of pieces required and how to put them together.

See you soon at the library!