Changes to Storytime and Baby Bounce coming soon…

Storytime @ the Library

If you come along to our very popular Storytime and Baby Bounce sessions, please note that from Monday 13 October, the Library will be changing the days for Storytime sessions and begin holding the popular Baby Bounce program twice a week.

Storytime sessions for preschoolers during the school term will be on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 10:15 -11am and on Thursday from 1:15 – 2.00pm.

Baby Bounce and Rhyme sessions will be held on Wednesday and Thursday during the school term from 10:30 -11.00am.

More information about these programs and the new times and can be found on the Library website.

RSS …what’s it all about?

Ever wondered what that little stripey, orange and white icon is on websites and blogs or what RSS means?
Well, the clever folk from Common Craft have put together a great video which explains the whole thing visually and in plain English. Have a look at it below and discover how subscribing to RSS feeds can help you keep up to date with your favourite websites more easily.

There are many other websites that explain RSS which you may like to visit.  Some good ones are:

You can search Google for more RSS information by typing rss in the search box.

Public libraries around South Australia

On Thursday, a couple of us attended a meeting with a number of staff from public libraries from all around South Australia.  The first part of the morning was a presentation by Inga Lunden, Director of the Stockholm Public Library. It was a really inspiring talk, outlining the coming changes to their library service and their amazing library website, that in addition to the traditional searching for items in their collection and on-line databases, also publishes reviews from readers and integrated content from the Internet. Amazing!

In the afternoon, a number of new and innovative services by public libraries around South Australia were also highlighted, through the awarding of the Crawford Award.  Read more about the nominations.

Reading these nominations, makes you realise how innovative public libraries are today.  Who knows what kind of services you will see here at the City of Tea Tree Gully Library service in the future!

TumbleReadables is here!

 

TumbleReadables

The Library has just subscribed to a new database called TumbleReadables which can be accessed via the Databases page of our website.
TumbleReadables is an online collection of read-along titles for young children through to high school students, featuring adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they are being read and the pages turn automatically.
Books in the collection range from picture books to teen novels,  classics such as Peter Pan, Black Beauty, Hamlet, Macbeth as well as some non-fiction titles. To get an idea of what’s in the collection, click on the tab that says “Index” once you have logged on to TumbleReadables.

We’d love to hear what you think once you’ve had a go, so please leave us a comment!