The next term of school has started, and if you feel that your child could benefit from some one-on-one reading assistance, ask the library about their Bookends program.
Seniors will be on call, and available to be “borrowed” each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon to give children individual attention and reading assistance.
Please ring the library on 6740 2190 for details of the time and to book a place for your child.
The library also caters for people who are unable to get to the premises to change their books due to ill health.
People can apply to be added to the house-bound delivery system by filling in an application form and a preference form stating how many books they require, and their preferred reading genres.
The book bags are delivered once a fortnight.
If you know of an elderly person who would benefit from this service, please see the library staff and we will arrange for a visit by library staff for the paperwork.
Plenty of new books have been added to the library stocks this week. Among the new titles available are talking books in the MP3 format, including Good Friday a thriller by Lynda La Plante, and Waltzing Australia: Stories and Ballads from under an Outback Sky read by Jack Thompson.
Remember, if you don’t have an MP3 format player at home, you can still enjoy these talking books by borrowing a player from the library – they are available for three months loan periods.
Books added to the collection include a spine-tingling thriller by Dean Koontz, The Whispering Room, a novel of early Tasmania called Bridget Crack by Rachel Leary, and Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan, described as “the best courtroom drama I’ve read ...”.
Readers of the true crime genre will want to check out Operation Playboy: The explosive true story of the surfer playboys turned international drug lords, and the cops who hunt them down by Kathryn Bonella.
See you soon at the Gunnedah Library!
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