Library Lines: Tuesday, 06 February 2018

February is Library Lovers’ Month, and this month we are asking people to write a love letter to the library!

Write what you love about your local library, suggest materials to buy, and explain what we could be doing better. The letters, ready to be filled in, can be collected at the library, and left there after you’ve written your letter.

Later in the month, we will also be holding our popular Blind Date with a Book – books are covered so, like a blind date, you won’t know what you’re borrowing until you get home and pull off the wrapping! It could be a western, a romance (of course!), or a fascinating biography. It could possibly be the start of a great new love affair between you and books, you and a new author, or a new, previously unknown genre.

So be brave and have a blind date with a book!

New books added to the collection this week include, The Crossroad - described as being ‘one of the most impressive memoirs published by a serving member of the Australian military’; Beyond Veiled Clichés: The real lives of Arab women by Amal Awad; and Cataloguing the World: Paul Otlet and the birth of the Information Age.

There’s also the fascinating Dogs with jobs: Inspirational tales of the world’s hardest-working dogs by Laura Greaves. Read about the diabetics alert dog, the dog that keeps seagulls away from heritage vessels, and a dog who is a guide for another dog! Investigating suspicious fires are accelerant detection dogs, as well as comfort dogs, and story dogs who are companions to children with literacy problems and listen to them reading. A great book!

For younger readers, we have What to do when you worry too much: A kid’s guide to overcoming anxiety. ‘This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering kids to overcome their overgrown worries’.

And from the creator of Pig the Pug, Aaron Blabey, there’s the delightful book about differences not mattering, 'I need a hug’ – a lovely picture book.