Library Lines: Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Although the library can’t run any of the many programmes yet, we are open, and yes, you can come in to change your books!

During the shut down, the library staff have been working, processing over 300 new titles so they are ready on the shelves for you to borrow. There are 100 new talking books for those who prefer to listen to books rather than read them, and also over 100 new Large print titles in all genres ranging from general fiction through to Mysteries, Thrillers and Westerns. There are also plenty of new fiction titles in all genres, and the nonfiction genres have also been refreshed with lots of new books.

New books include Wilbur Smith’s latest Call of the rave, Isabel Allende’s A long petal of the sea and winner of the Booker Prize Graham Swift’s Here we are. Nonfiction titles include Malcolm Turnbull’s autobiography A bigger picture and amongst the new talking books are War flower by Mary-Anne O’Connor.

For those who have read ‘everything’ stretch your reading wings by taking part in the 20 for 2020 reading challenge! The challenge is not just to read 20 books, but to read books in unusual categories, such as A book with a title starting with W, A book by an author names Elizabeth or variant, A book recommended to you by a friend, A book with any part of your name in it, and so on. It’s great fun finding the right book for the category, and this challenge can introduce you to some great authors you otherwise might not have tired. Ask at the library for the tally sheet!

For those keen to record their thoughts, experiences, disappointments, new skills, and achievements during the shut down, the library, in conjunction with Arts North West, still has some Panorama booklets to distribute. These are small 16 page booklets in which you can record – in paint, pencils, photos, fabric, clippings, collage, writing, quotes or however you wish – your experiences. The booklets need to be completed and returned to the library by 01 August, 2020, and they will go on tour to the libraries and art galleries of the North West region, before being returned to you. It will be your permanent record of this unusual time –
Just ring the library on 67402190 to secure a booklet, or come in and collect one!

Take care, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the library!