‘The Real World and other stories’ book launch

The Real World Tas 2AAward winning writer Chris Leckonby will be launching her new collection of short stories at the Library on Tuesday 30 April from 11.00am – 12noon. 

The Real World and other stories is an insightful collection of short stories relating to issues modern Australian families struggle with in everyday life.  Stories range from a young couple stranded by floods on their outback station to an asylum seeking family trying to make the best of their new life.  This collection of short stories has something for everyone.

You can view Chris’s first short story collection Once Bitten on our Library catalogue.

Booking are essential at the Library or telephone 8397 7333.

Bumper Kids & Youth book sale this weekend

Come and check out our biggest ever sale of Library stock this weekend! 

We have been busy ‘weeding’ the Library collections and are pleased to be able to offer our community the chance to pick up some books at a great price. 

There will be Children’s items, Teen items and a selection of Adult books too.  Books are 50c per item, or you can fill a Library bag for $10. 


Friday 19 April 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday 20 April 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 21 April 1:00 – 4:00pm

See you there!

Is your knowledge of basic road rules up-to-date?

roadrulesroundabout240pxBreaking basic road rules contributes to thousands of avoidable crashes in South Australia, resulting in injuries and fatalities every year. For example, most people know that they should not use their mobile phone whilst driving – but did you know that at 60km/h your vehicle is travelling at over 16 metres per second? Taking your eyes off of the road for just three seconds to read a text means that you will travel 50 metres without looking at the road.

roadrulesIf you need to refresh your knowledge of basic road rules, check out the Road Rules website. It provides useful tips and information about road safety along with a quiz to see how well you remember it.

We have the new Road rules refresher pocket guide here at the Library, so make sure you grab a copy next time you’re here!

50 Books You Can’t Put Down

Get Reading is one of Australia’s largest celebrations of books and reading and runs for the month of September.  Choose your next great read from the Get Reading guide 50 Books You Can’t Put Down which is crammed full of page turning reads for all types of readers.  You can check out the guide on the Get Reading website.

 Here at Tea Tree Gully Library we are celebrating Get Reading with author Fiona McCallum.  Fiona’s novel Wattle Creek is one of the 50 Books You Can’t Put Down.  Why not join us for this event on Thursday 27 September from 11.00am – noon? 


To book your place call 8397 7333.

An event for poets and shoe lovers!

Come and meet local poet Elaine Barker at Tea Tree Gully Library next week.  Elaine has written a collection of poems called High Heels & Tartan Slippers which is a must for shoe lovers.  Her poems range from the light-hearted to the serious as she takes us through a reading journey with different types of shoes.

This special event will be happening at the library on Tuesday 7 August from 11:00am – 12 noon.   To book your place call us now on 8397 7333.

Hope to see you there!

Record delivery of 16 boxes!

We had a record delivery of 16 boxes full to the brim with books, CDs and DVDs from other One Card libraries yesterday.  It’s fantastic to see that so many of our customers are taking advantage of the new One Card Network and placing holds on titles from other libraries to collect at Tea Tree Gully library.

Why not take a look at our new catalogue and put a hold on that book you have been meaning to read for ages?

Happy Reading!