Meet The Fairies!

The Fairies (parents of young children will know who they are!) will be special guests at the Civic Park Spectacular on Sat 13 Feb.  If your little one is a fan of The Fairies, you won’t want to miss this competition to meet The Fairies here at Civic Park on the Spectacular day. Other entertainment for kids include special Toddler Times and craft activities, and a face painter.

Look for The Fairies colour-in entry form at the Library, and have your entry in by the end of this Friday, 5 Feb.

Where the Wild Things Are Competition

To tie in with today’s release of the Where the Wild Things Are film, the Library is running a competition where people have the chance to win a double pass!

For those unfamiliar with the story, the basic premise is about youngster Max, who after causing mischief around the house gets sent to his room without supper and imagines tha he sails away to the land of the Wild Things where he becomes king.

 To enter the competition, all you need to do is grab an entry form and tell us what mischief you got up to when you were around Max’s age, and also who wrote the book Where the Wild Things Are. Entries close on Wednesday December 16 and winners will be drawn the next day. Winners will be notified by phone.

Winner of Go Green SMS and Email Drive iPod competition

Our promotion to collect the mobile numbers and email addresses of patrons was a huge success, with 545 entries submitted. This should go a long way to reducing the amount of paper letters posted each day!

Congratulations to Tahnee, who was the lucky winner of the iPod Nano pack. Tahnee is a frequent user of the Library, who enjoyes receiving sms’ from us and thought winning an iPod was ‘very cool’, as did her dad! Dad also joined the Library the day Tahnee entered the competition.

Tahnee with her prize

Thank you to all those who gave us their details and entered the competition.

Go green and win an iPod Nano!

IMG_7322There’s only a couple of days left to get your entry in to win an iPod Nano! In order to reduce the amount of  paper used for library notices, we are asking you to provide us with either your email address or mobile phone number.  This way you’ll receive your hold notifications much quicker and help us at the City of Tea Tree Gully to be ‘naturally better.’ As an added bonus, if you select SMS you will also get a friendly reminder a day before your items are due, which will help you avoid any late fees! 

The competition ends this Saturday, so come in and change your contact details to enter the draw!

Spotlight on: Audrey Niffenegger

niffeneggeraAudrey Niffenegger,  is best known as the author of the hugely popular The Time Traveler’s Wife, but is also a widely acclaimed  visual artist. Her artwork came to attention when she began exhibiting in 1987 and has published several books of her painting and drawings since then. She has also illustrated several graphic novels and had originally planned The Time Traveler’s Wife to be a graphic novel, but felt that ‘it is very difficult to represent sudden time shifts with still images.’

She recently published her second novel Her Fearful Symmetry and is currently working on her third The Chincilla Girl in Exile in between lecturing at Columbia College, painting and drawing and giving the occasional guided tour of Highgate Cemetery in London.

The Time Traveler’s Wife has just been released as a film starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, and to celebrate, the library is running a competition where you can win a copy of the book and a double pass to Hoyts Tea Tree Plaza! Check out the website for details and come into the library to enter!

Go green and win an iPod Nano!

The Library is going green by trying to reduce the amout of paper we use sending out letters by snail mail and you can help us! IMG_7322

Currently we send out lots of paper notices especially for hold notifications and you may not know that as an alternative the Library can send these notices either via SMS or by email (which incidentally is a lot faster than letters, so you will know about your item on hold much sooner!).

We are asking you to provide us with either your email address or mobile phone number.  As an added bonus, if you select SMS you will also get a friendly reminder a day before your items are due, which will help you avoid any late fees! 

To encourage you, from the 14th of October to the 14th of November we are running a competition to win an iPod Nano and accessories pack!  All you need to do is fill out the form available at the customer service desk in the Library with your mobile or email details and you will go in the draw.  The prize will be drawn on Monday the 16th of November at 10am and the winner will be notified by phone and the results will be published in the Off the Shelf newsletter and on the blog.

Prizes coming soon…

Prizes coming soon!

On Monday and Tuesday this week, some of our staff were fortunate to attend a public library conference in Adelaide, run by Public Libraries of South Australia.  There were speakers, both international and from around Australia, who told a range of stories about new libraries, exciting programs and gave us some great ideas which we will be putting into practice at your library.

In addition to the inspirational speakers, we also had the opportunity to speak to the exhibitors who supply materials and services for public libraries, which we then make available to you.  While visiting one of the stalls,we entered a competition and were one of the lucky winners of  a bag of items kindly donated by Adelaide Library Supplies.  We will be giving away these items as prizes for you over the next couple of months – so keep your eyes open!

Boldly go…

mawson-ship1… to the movies with the Star Trek competition we are holding! One lucky winner will receive a double pass to Hoyts Tea Tree Plaza, simply by filling out an entry form and answering two questions! Come see our Star Trek display, with special thanks to Starship Mawson: the SA Star Trek Club for the loan of props and memorabilia, and don’t forget the Let’s see what’s out there session to be held on Wednesday April 29th!

The Photography Competition Returns!

old-cameraAfter the massive success of last year’s competition, we’ve decided to do it again! The City of Tea Tree Gully Library Photography Competition is open to the public who can enter a photograph that has some link to the library or the library slogan of ‘Linking leisure and learning’. Photographs are displayed in the library during March and are judged by the community, the top three winners receiving prize vouchers donated by Memories Digital Centre, Golden Grove Village. Check the website for more info and to download an entry form.