Library & Information Week 2011 - Plenty of 'Stuff' to Be Found.

Librarians are great at finding 'stuff'. These days, there is a lot more information to be found, especially on the internet. A simple Google search for 'flowers' will return millions of results. Figuring out which results are helpful and which are leading you up the garden path (figuratively) is another issue!

That's where your local librarian steps in! Your librarian can sift through the unwanted or untrue information to find the 'stuff' you are looking for. Sometimes it's as simple as looking it up on the library catalogue and going to the correct shelf, other times your librarian will find 'stuff' you didn't even know you could get, either online or in the library.

We're showcasing some of the excellent resources Shire libraries can provide the community in a range of activities for Library and Information Week, May 23-29 2011. Click on the links to find out more about each these free activities and to book online.

Activities include:

Introduction to the New Library Website
The library website has had a makeover! Features of the new website and online library resources will be explained in easy to follow sessions held at Menai library.

Session One
Monday, May 23rd, 2-3pm

Session Two
Thursday, May 26th, 2-3pm

E-reader & E-book Information Sessions
What is an e-reader? What brands are out there? Can I borrow e-books from the library?
We're answering all these questions and more in easy to follow free information sessions during Library Week.

Session One
Sutherland Library
Wednesday, May 25th

Session Two
Caringbah Library
Friday, May 27th

Author Talk - Richard Glover
Celebrate Library & Information Week with some comic relief from well-known author & presenter Richard Glover. Please Note this event is BOOKED OUT

Annual Library Book Sale
It's on again! A huge range of fiction and non-fiction books for sale.

Trivia Night @ Cronulla Library
Register your team online for a night of laughter, prizes and trivia. Free snacks and drinks for all attendees.

National Simultaneous Storytime
Wednesday, May 25th - 11.00am
All around Australia children's book 'Feathers for Phoebe' by Rod Clement will be read aloud!
Head to your local shire library to take part.

Night Time Storytime @ Menai Library
Wear your pj's, bring your teddy and head to Menai library for this special storytime. No need to book, just turn up.