Our Giant Spring Book Sale is also in full swing, with four tables of books, paperbacks, and magazines eagerly awaiting new owners! Books in all categories are selling for two dollars, so come on in and see if you can find a treasure. The books are well used, and could be slightly damaged, and all monies raised goes towards buying new library resources. The library also welcomes donations to the sales table, so if you are spring cleaning, bring along your old books and they could be rehomed!
September is Dementia Awareness Month, and the library, in collaboration with Community Care, is hosting a two hour event to heighten awareness of dementia. The event kicks off with a healthy morning tea, followed by a guest speaker, Trish Shumacher, Diversional Therapist, who will speak about such topics as brain health, the importance of socialisation, non-dominant hand exercises and other brain stimulating activities.This talk will be followed by the library’s Monday morning brain training which includes activities such as join the dots, word puzzles, memory skills and spot the difference. The session will close at 12.00pm with twenty minutes of meditation.Everyone is welcome to attend. Please phone the library on 6740 2190 or Jenni at Community Care on 6740 2252. Please note that places for the brain training activities are limited and people who have booked will be assured of a place for these enjoyable and brain stretching activities.
Come to the library on Wednesday 19 November and be part of the of 1,000 Books Before School programme, where children receive certificates for their enjoyment of books milestones. Wednesday will be a special presentation, because one of the children in the programme has reached their 1,000 Books Before School goal, and the Mayor will be on hand to hand out the awards not only to this child, but to the others who have also reached their various targets.Morning tea will be available after the presentations and storytelling.