The story of Bellingen Shire’s People’s Library  

by Simona Galimberti, People’s Library Coordinator  Who would have gathered 2020 to be what it has been thus far? When I walked into the Bellingen Library in 2019 with the dream to start a storytime for adults and teenagers aimed at creating social connectedness via the art of oral storytelling I did not plan for…

Two super new additions to the library collection

Clarence Regional Library is expanding its collection with two super new additions – dyslexic friendly books and indyreads. This week Clarence Valley libraries introduced dyslexic print books to its collection including 190 children’s titles and 80 adult titles. “These books are printed with a font designed to alleviate some of the difficulties typically reported by…

Record-breaking number of loans despite being closed

15 May 2020 Clarence Regional Library has seen record-breaking numbers of loans despite being officially closed since March. The library’s click/call & collect service has seen over 15,000 loans since it was set up seven weeks ago to allow borrowers to safely collect pre-ordered books from the front door of their local library. “We’ve had 15,248 items…

Libraries and members adapt in a COVID-19 world

Clarence Regional Library and members have adapted quickly to changes to library services due to COVID-19. When the Federal Government announced libraries would close last month, Clarence Regional Library quickly diverted resources to its eLibrary, providing library members with access to over 7000 eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and educational resources. In two weeks more than 2,100…

Library fines are going, going, GONE!

Despite library closures across the nation, Clarence Regional Library is celebrating some good news this week. The library service will no longer charge overdue fees for late returns and an amnesty is in place to wipe existing overdue fees. “We’re really excited to share this good news with our members,” Regional Librarian, Kathryn Breward said.…

Haynes AllAccess car & motorbike manuals

Need some help fixing your car? As part of our eResource Collection your library card can now access over 350 online manuals covering car, motorcycle maintenance and repair using your mobile device or computer. Haynes AllAccess online covers a range of popular makes and models, with up-to-date content including common repairs, routine maintenance and servicing

Bellingen No. 1 Book club

A newly created book club will meet 1st Wednesday of each month at Bellingen Library from 2.00pm First meeting will be on Wednesday 4th April, at Bellingen Library. Contact person for the Book club is Alison Galbreath, 0425 545 462 or email alig@internode.on.net