Library Lines: Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

We are now officially into summer, and it’s time for the children to gear up to the Summer Reading Club for December 2018 and January 2019!

This summer, the Reading Club theme is Curious Creatures, which can cover anything from microscopic to monstrous, fantasy animals and fantastic beasts and the library has plenty of books on all of these and anything in between! From Dinosaurs to Pokémon, Hairy Maclary and Slinky Maclinky, the Gruffalo and the Rainbow Fairies, the library has it covered.

So log onto the Summer Reading Club page, get a head start on the various competitions, and activities you can complete on line, and start reading! And don’t forget that any books that you read for the Summer Reading Club will also count towards your 1,000 Books Before School, and 1,000 Books After School milestones. Just tell the library staff each time you come into the library how many books you have read so they can be added to your tally sheets.

Adults haven’t been forgotten either, as plenty of new books have been added to the collection during the last week.

Amongst the new titles are The turn of midnight by Minette Walters. Set in 1348, ‘in a land laid waste by pestilence, the freedom of all depends on the courage of a few.’ James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge have collaborated to write a thriller I, Michael Bennett – a thriller in which the hero is ‘torn between protecting his hometown and saving New York City’
Grantlee Kieza has written Banjo ‘the remarkable life of Australia’s greatest storyteller’. The book contains black and white and colour photos, as well as copies of Banjo’s work.

Thinking of retiring? Check out these books Enjoying retirement: an Australian handbook of ideas, strategies and resources by Michael Longhurst. Chapter headings include Personal fulfilment and growth in retirement, Maintaining your psychological fitness, and Managing money and avoiding traps. Easy reading with plenty of examples. On a lighter vein is Things to do now that you’re … retired by Jane Garton. It’s a pocket sized book filled with handy hints, tongue in cheek comments with some home truths, and plenty of suggestions to fill your days!

See you soon at the library!