Monday, 23 February 2009


Blueskin Bay Library (column)

Newsletter March 2009

By Louise Booth


Here comes autumn, with cooler weekend weather and darker nights. What to do, but read, listen to CD’s or watch DVD’s? Or you could write some poetry. Now that ‘Blueskin Poets 2008’ has been launched with all due fanfare, we are preparing ‘Blueskin Poets 2009’. We are pleased that the children’s book clubs begin again this month. Read on for more detail. 


‘Blueskin Poets’


We are expecting many orders for copies of ‘Blueskin Poets 2008’, especially the beautiful colour version. Black and white copies are available now from the library, at $7.00 a copy. Included in this price is a colour page of your choosing. This is to ensure that families of the artist/poet have a colour copy of their work. The full colour collection will cost $20. We are taking orders with payment due at the end of March. Hard-cover copies will be available for borrowing from Blueskin and Central libraries, while Waitati and Warrington school libraries also each have a copy.


We are already taking poems for ‘Blueskin Poets 2009’. Work from everyone – local adults and children – is welcome. The deadline will be the end of July, and we expect to be ready to launch in September.


Staff News


Amanda leaves us on Saturday 14 March to take a year of parental leave. We wish her all the best for the next year and look forward to the safe arrival of her baby.


Mimi, our library cat, will be the celebrity guest at the next cat show on Sunday 29 March in the South Dunedin Town Hall. Louise will be reading cat stories with Mimi assisting.


Waitati Children’s Book Club


The Waitati Children’s Book Club starts up on 17 March, yes, St Patrick’s Day, so remember to dress in green. The book club will run from 3.15 – 4.30pm at the Waitati School. Afternoon tea will be provided by Waitati School. All children aged seven and older are welcome.


Our Library Banner is back!


And it needs you!


There are only 6 letters left to do –


Would you like to decorate one?


Please ask at the desk for more info or phone 4822444


Many thanks to Doris Whyte & the East Otago Embroidery Guild for their wonderful contributions to this project.


Come along to the Council's Have Your Say Expo Event on 27 and 28 March at the Town Hall. This is your chance to see all the services the Council provides and for you to discuss priorities for the future. Admission is FREE.


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