Library Lines with Erica Kearnes: Reading olympics starts soon

Are you up to the challenge?: To celebrate the Olympics and Paralympics I will be running a Reading Olympics. This is a reading competition open to all ages. Prizes will be awarded for different age categories. Registration will open on Tuesday 20 July, but the reading competition will commence on Friday 23 July which is the day of the Olympics opening ceremony in Tokyo. The competition will end on Monday 6 September which is the day of the Paralympics closing ceremony.

All reading options will be available. This means you can read books from the public library, school library, BorrowBox, indyreads, Story Box Library or your own home. You have to be in it to win.

Free author talks continue: Thursday 5 August at 6.30pm Kyle Perry will be in conversation with Catherine du Peloux Menage from Bad Sydney Crime Writers' Festival. This event will be live streamed. Reminder that you need to prebook via Eventbrite for both sessions.

New eResources are now available: Thanks to the State Library of NSW we have new eResources available for you to use free of charge. These include access to full text newspapers, health and wellness, interactive science, business plan builder, business entrepreneurship, literature resource, books and author, environmental, biography, global issues, opposing viewpoints, science and world history plus a couple of great national geographic sites. The virtual library and national geographic kids. You can find these and many others at https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/e-resources/

Book Delivery Service: Are you aware that the library provides a delivery service to those who are physically unable to visit the library? If you live within the town limits and would love some reading materials on a regular basis delivered to you then please contact the library.

Library catalogue access: Reminder to everyone that you have 24/7 access to the library catalogue. Not only can you search for an item, but you can log into your account and renew your items. Access is via the library website https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/ Your User ID is your member number on your card B0..... and your password is your date of birth ddmmyy.

Story Box Library available 24/7: Story Box Library is a great streaming service for kids. This is an Australian product created for children to view stories by local authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic, predominantly Australian and New Zealand, storytellers. Free access using your library card number. No password required. More information is available on the library website at https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/elibrary/