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Library Lines: 23 May 2017

The Gunnedah Library will be taking part in the National Simultaneous Storytime at 11.00am on Wednesday, 24th May when all libraries, preschools, playgroups and schools will be reading the book, “The Cow Tripped Over The Moon at the same time. National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. It is now in its 17th successful year of being held. The children will also be invited to make a cow tripping over the moon to take home with them on the day.

Following the National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday, the Library will be presenting the next round of 1,000 Books Before School milestone certificates.

Also on Wednesday, 24th May 2017, Paint the Town REaD will be launching a reading egg. This egg will travel around the community to different playgroups, the local library, preschools, childcare centers and schools, so the children of Gunnedah can read, talk, and sing to the egg to help the creature inside of it grow.

Books added to the collection in the past week include The Shifting Light every picture tells a story…but not always the truth by Alice Campion. The Cutthroat, an Isaac Bell adventure by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. A junior fiction series Dork Diaries is diary of a wimpy kid for girls by Rachel Renee Russell.

So see you soon at the library!

Library Lines: 16 May 2017

Library and Information Month is in full swing at the Gunnedah Shire Library. We have displays for National Families Week and Law Week both being held from 15 – 21 May 2017.

Law Week is a nationwide initiative to promote community awareness and understanding of the law. Find Legal Answers is a free information service available for the community via their website or Tool Kit collection. The Find Legal Answers Tool Kit is a collection of up to 20 plain language books held in NSW public libraries which answer everyday questions about the law.

The Gunnedah Library has a core collection of legal works, including The Families Handbook: a Guide for Families and Friends of Prisoners, Tenants’ Rights Manual – NSW: a Practical Guide to Renting, Legal Issues for Older People, and The Law Handbook: Your Practical Guide to Law in NSW. Some of these titles are in DVD format, and some of them are ebooks that can be downloaded or consulted on line.

If you require any of these publications, or need help in accessing the information, please ask the library staff for assistance.

National Families Week is a time to celebrate with loved ones, make contact with extended family and friends, and share in the enjoyment of family activities within the wider community. The Storytime books this week will be family themed.

National Simultaneous Storytime will be next week Wednesday, 24 May at 11.00am The Cow Tripped Over The Moon by Tony Wilson. Our Very Hungry Caterpillar will metamorphose into a cow.

So come on in to the library and discover more during Library and Information Month!

Library Lines: 9 May 2017

Welcome to Library and Information Month and the theme is Celebrate! So come on into the library and celebrate with your library and the services it offers.

Fiction books added to the collection this past week include Talk Of The Town a moving story of secrets, love and new beginnings by Rachael Johns. The Fix a typically twisty plot by David Baldacci. Finding Hannah a tender story of one woman’s journey through grief, and learning to live life again. The Burial Hour with trademark twists by Jeffery Deaver.

Remember, if you’re doing an Autumn clean, the library welcomes donations of books if they have been recently published and are in good condition. Current fiction is always appreciated by the readers, but nonfiction books are also popular.

Every Wednesday Junior Brain Games at the library at 3.30pm. This programme of stories, reading, and fun activities and handicrafts, and is aimed at primary aged children. Places are limited so please contact the Library on 6740 2190 for more information.

Toddler Time will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10.30am to 11.00am. This week the theme is ‘family week’ come along and enjoy the stories and handicraft with new and old friends. Give your child a head start in literacy by joining them up to the library’s ‘1,000 Books Before School’ program – it’s easy, fun, and certificates are presented to the children for reading milestones reached.

Happy reading, and colouring in, at the library!

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!