The holidays are over now, and the children are getting back into the swing of their school work.
If you feel your child needs extra help with reading, come into the library and enquire about our Bookends Literacy Assist Program – it is fun, free, and runs after school each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon from 3.00pm onwards. Children can borrow a senior for twenty minute blocks, read to them and the senior gives help and encouragement. The children also get the opportunity to practise their writing and try some brain games, such as find the words, opposites and plurals.
There are also some vacant places in the library’s Junior Brain Games program, which run every afternoon from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. It is a fun literacy, language and numeracy based program, with a book discussion segment.
There are activities such as spot the different, join the dots, number max, working different areas of the brain. The program is free, but bookings are essential – please ring the library on (02) 6740 2190 to see if there are places available.
Plenty of new books have been added to the shelves this week.
Australian author Kate Morton’s latest the Clockmaker’s daughter which skips backwards and forwards in time from 1862 to the present day is ‘a story of murder, mystery and thievery.’ Also set in Australia is Sisters and brothers by ever popular Fiona Palmer.
Lovers of the thriller and mystery genre will enjoy Ann Cleeves’ latest novel, set in the Shetland Islands Wild fire, with DI Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves. There’s also a new book by Mary Kubica When the lights go out – ‘The truth will shock her to the core … if she lives long enough to discover it.’
See you soon at the library!