March 25, 2020
While the doors might be closed, Gunnedah Library has a few surprises in its toolkit for people who are shop or housebound during the Coronavirus epidemic.
The library has an award-winning Housebound/Shopbound program that delivers books to your door once a fortnight for library members. If you are a member and would like to join the program, give the library a ring on 6740 2190.
Gunnedah Shire Library is also making books available free from their pop up library trolley for everyone outside the doors of the library in Conadilly Street. Pick one up and discover something new.
Activity packs for a range of ages (four to seven years; eight to 12 years and 13 + years) are also available on order. Please ring the library to order an activity bag for the relevant age group, and the staff will either deliver with the housebound books bags, or ask you to collect from outside the library doors. Place an order now to help keep your small people entertained at home with all sorts of things to make and do.
Gunnedah Shire Library has an impressive range of eResources members can access from home. Login to http://www.thecivic.com.au/ and click on Library. Under eResources are links to RBdigital eResources, World Trade Press and Haynes Manuals AllAccess.
Click on the RBDigital link to gain access to hundreds of magazines on different topics, and thousands of audio and eBook resources. Using this icon, you can search, check out, read or listen to a huge range of titles.
World Trade Press contains information about the culture, travel, language, and food for 174 countries of the world. It includes nine adult and five junior services.
For those who are into cars, Haynes Manuals AllAccess is a library of manuals covering a vast range of car and motorcycle makes and models, with up-to-date content including common repairs, routine maintenance and servicing procedures.
To join these resources, you will need your library membership number from your library card.
Library members, using their library card, can also access resources made available through the NSW State Library. By going to the State Library website [www.sl.nsw.gov.au] and Research and Collections – eBooks, you will find a wide range of books, both fiction and non-fiction, which can be downloaded. Take the opportunity to explore the collections of newspapers, manuscripts and oral history held by the State Library.
There are eBooks and audio books available through the free website [www.gutenberg.org] or the Australian [www.gutenberg.net.au]. These are titles published before 1955 and are therefore in the public domain.
If you have any enquiries, you can still ring the library on 6740 2190 to find out more
Audio E-book in the spotlight (from RBDigital):
Peace: by Garry Disher
Narrator: Steve Shanahan
Constable Paul Hirschhausen runs a one-cop station in the dry farming country south of the Flinders Ranges. He’s still new in town but the community work - welfare checks and working bees - is starting to pay off.
Now Christmas is here and, apart from a grass fire, two boys stealing a ute and Brenda Flann entering the front bar of the pub without exiting her car, Hirsch’s life has been peaceful. Until he’s called to a strange, vicious incident in Kitchener Street.
Sydney police ask him to look in on a family living outside town on a forgotten back road… Suddenly, it doesn’t look like a season of goodwill at all.
Media contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.