Although the library is still shut to the public at the moment, it doesn’t mean that you have to go without your books or activities. Even though you can’t come into the library for Brain Training, or your children for Junior Brain Games, you can have the session plans sent to your home each week for yourself or your children.
Children’s activity packs can be ordered in three age groups: 4 to 7 years, 8 to 12 years, and 13 years and over. The packs contain colouring in, word games, number games, spot the difference, join the dots, drawing and writing suggestions, and also activities to do around the home with found objects. Just ring the library staff on 67402190 to order your packs to be either delivered in the Gunnedah township area, or to be made available for collection at the library on the day of your choice.
The adult Brain Training packs are smaller and more suited to older people, and can be done separately, or, now that people can gather again, in a small group, maintaining social distancing, of course! Again, these packs are copied to order, so just ring the library to order one to be delivered to your home, and have a Brain training morning or afternoon tea with a couple of friends!
Life, and other problems, go on despite Covid 19. The library has just received a packet of over thirty books from the Cancer Council of Australia with information about various types of cancer, treatment and support.
Amongst the titles are Cancer in the school community: a guide for staff members, which contains chapters dealing with Talking about cancer, When a student has cancer, When a staff member has cancer, and Finding support. There’s also Talking to kids about cancer: a guide for people with cancer, their families and friends. And for those people who want to do more, there’s Cancer support groups: a guide to setting up and maintaining a group.
All these books are Australian, and contain phone numbers and web sites for further assistance.