Saturday, 21 April 2007

Blueskin Bay Library News for May 2007

Kia ora everyone.

The library at Warrington

Our trialling of taking the library outside of its walls and going to
visit the borrowers is getting a great response. If Warrington
residents can let us know in advance what specific items they'd like
us to bring out for them, our service can improve even more. In May
the 'Book Car' will be at Warrington School on Tuesday 22nd, 3.15 –
4.30 pm, at Warrington Memorial Hall on Wednesday May 2 and 16 2pm –
3.30pm, and again at the hall on Thursdays May 10 and 24, 6pm – 7pm.

Members of the public are able to issue and return books, place holds,
search the library catalogue and register as new members. Please
support this trial. We need to be able to demonstrate that there is a
need and an appreciation of this extra service. Feedback and
suggestions welcome.

Music Month

This month Dunedin Public Libraries celebrate New Zealand Music Month.
There is an extensive programme of free musical events and a draw for
an MP3 player - tell us your favourite NZ musician or group and go
into the draw. For the free events, see us at the library for a
brochure telling what, when, where.

Music at Blueskin Bay Library

Our own special guest is Richard Mackay. He will play his violin for
us on Thursday 17th of May at 5pm.

Book clubs

The Warrington Children's Book Club is buzzing with news of more cool
books. Come along and tell us about the books you've been reading and
learn about what everyone else is recommending. We meet with Helen at
Warrington School on the fourth Tuesday of each month, which this
month is May 22, 3.15 – 4.30pm. Refreshments provided. The 'Book
Car' will be there, so if you're not yet a library member, this is
your chance to join, and if you are a member, there will be books and
DVDs for you to borrow.

The Waitati Children's Book Club has been so small this year that
Carolyn has suggested that it go into recess for this term. It seems
that people are so busy doing other things. But if you'd like it to
start up again, please, please let us know. We are keen for it to be
successful.

Adults interested in participating in a Book Club facilitated by the
Blueskin Bay Library are asked to pass on name and telephone details
for Helen at the library.

Storytelling

We have had requests for the return of Heinke and her storytelling.
So Heinke has kindly agreed to come back. Watch out for details of
these storytelling sessions.

Book Sales

'Blueskin Days: a history of Waitati, Evansdale, Warrington and
surrounding districts' by Ian Church with Stuart and Jean Strachan is
selling well. We still have some copies, selling for $40 a copy. Be
sure that you don't miss out.

New library

Many of you have seen the plans and model of the proposed Blueskin Bay
Library extension. Everyone so far has been excited and impressed. We
need your input, so that suggestions can be made while plans are still
being developed. At the A&P show Mike and Carolyn made a start
gathering people's ideas. They are varied, thoughtful and creative. We
have collated them and made a display so that everyone can read them,
and be stimulated to add their own thoughts. Please come and have a
look.

Keep warm as the weather gets colder, and always put aside time to
snuggle down with a good book!

Love from Louise, Carolyn, Helen, Mike and Meaghan

by Carolyn McCurdie

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