The year may be winding down, however, there is still plenty happening at the Grenfell Library.
Only four weeks until Christmas
There is still time to buy your Christmas Raffle tickets
Have you thought about how to pay for the Christmas groceries?
Are you starting to organise what you will be doing or eating?
Friends of the Grenfell Library (FOGL) have kicked off their Christmas raffle.
Tickets can be purchased from the library, Grenfell Meat Barn, Grenfell Furniture, Jan Parlett's Country Experience and Tammy's Hair Design and are priced at $2 each or three for $5.
Prizes include a $200 IGA voucher, a $200 voucher for Grenfell Butcher and a $100 to be spent at any other Weddin Shire business.
You must be in it to win.
Summer Reading Challenge is back this coming Tuesday 1 December
The Summer Reading Challenge is back for the kids again this summer with the theme "Myths, fairy tales and legends'. Why not drop in any time from 3pm Tuesday 1 December and pick up your pack.
The challenge is great for all kids aged from Preschool to Year 12.
Christmas Card Making sessions
Christmas Card Making sessions are back for kids aged 5 and over with limited places and COVID save restrictions in place. Bookings are required and places are filling fast.
Annual Christmas Kids Movie
Due to COVID restrictions the annual Christmas kids' movie will not be held this year.
Reminder that Storytime is back
Join us for Storytime each Wednesday morning at 10.30am from November 11 until December 16.
Reminder that Grenfell library members only have access to the BorrowBox deal starting Sunday 1 November
The sequel to The dressmaker by Rosalie Ham is coming.
Why not read the original before the sequel is released? From November 1 all members have access until December 30 on BorrowBox without any waiting.
This means that 10 of you can borrow the eAudio or the eBook at the same time.
So, jump online and join BorrowBox. It is free for everyone.
The last day to drop bags in for Share the Dignity is this Saturday
During the week of 20-29 November, the library will be the drop off point for those wanting to participate in the #IT'S IN THE Bag campaign. So, start putting your bags together. The checklist are available with more details at https://www.sharethedignity.org.au/event/its-in-the-bag/iitb-info?fbclid=IwAR3fo_xiG5D-BLGwZAehYxY4vPQOvo1Y4QRRrVMcYtEuFO_Ge2f4YO6MYKg
The library will have bag tags ready for you to attach when dropping your bags in from November 20. The last day to drop off the bags to the library is Saturday 28 November. I have tags for the bags ready to go.
Free online Author Talks
Thanks to the NSW Public Libraries Association and the coordinating committee made up of various librarians across the state we now have access to free online author talks. Bookings are required via the link on the event listing on the library Facebook page.
There are only a couple of talks left for 2020 and they are General Sir Peter Cosgrove on Monday 30 November, and Mary Li on Thursday 10 December. Reminder that these events are free, but you must book in prior to the event to guarantee a spot.
Options for eBooks and eAudiobooks
Are you aware that as a member you have free access to different platforms for eBooks and eAudiobooks? Don't forget that for the kids we have free access to Story Box Library. More information is available on the library website at https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/elibrary/
Wednesday 25 at 10.30am Preschool Storytime
Monday 30 at 7pm In conversation with General Sir Peter Cosgrove. Bookings required.
Tuesday 1 from 3pm Summer Reading Program kick off.
Wednesday 2 at 10.30am Preschool Storytime
Thursday 3 at 7pm Christmas PJ Storytime. Doors will open from 6.45pm.
Friday 4 FOGL raffle will be drawn
Friday 4 Christmas Card making session from 4pm. Bookings required for kids aged 5 and over.
Saturday 5 Christmas Card making session from 10am. Bookings required for kids aged 5 and over.
Wednesday 9 at 10.30am Preschool Storytime
Thursday 10 at 6.30pm In conversation with Mary Li. Bookings required.
Friday 11 Christmas Card making session from 4pm. Bookings required for kids aged 5 and over.
Saturday 12 Christmas Card making session from 10am. Bookings required for kids aged 5 and over.
Wednesday 16 at 10.30am Preschool Storytime
Thursday 24 from 5pm Library closed until Tuesday 5 January at 10.30am