Yesterday we had a library tour at the library we usually get our books from.
In Tasmania we do not have local libraries looked after by the Councils of that particular region but a state wide library. This means we can borrow from any library in the state and also return to any branch as well.
Our tour was organise by Kendra and we found out some interesting information on our library and how they work there.
One of the items to note that was our local librarians do NOT order the books for the libraries. They are 'outsourced' and so the librarians do not have any input to the decisions. These books arrive already covered and virtually ready to put on the shelves.
As we were already at the library we had an opportunity to fill our library bags.
At our library we have a limit of 15 books per person.
As we have 13 people in our family we can get 195 books plus the extra 10 on my Home Educators card. However as the adult cards receive a fine immediately on the overdue date and the children's cards have a VERY generous overdue allowance we use only the children's cards which means we can only get 150 books/DVD's/audio etc.
Below is what we came home with yesterday!
Computer games! Yes I have very reserved opinions on these. However as we have an older computer you cannot buy many games (Oh that is so sad children) for it so the library is a good source for the children.
Having said that I still try to limit this time very tightly.
Our collection of Audio books for this library trip.
Magic Tree house books. I think we cleaned them out of these.
The basket with chapter books in it. Some of them I have to pre read for the children to check if they are suitable for the children
Our collection of DVD's. Yes the stack is HUGE. Some again we have never seen, some are for our sick little ones who don't want to do much and some are for Older children etc, Miss Marple. etc.(Whoops Willy Wonka is from the Video shop)
Sugar and Spice is a lovely Australian series set in the 1920's we have LOVED watching this.
All Creatures Great and Small. This is a favourite of Stephen's who has been know to laugh hysterically for ages while reading this.
We have been told by the library staff that they love having us come as it boosts the numbers of borrowers tremendously.
- Keeper of the Hearth
- Feasts of Jesus
- Feasts of Mary
- Midnight Feast
- 12 Days of Christmas
- Stir Up Sunday
- Madi Gras
- Shrove Tuesday
- Ash Wednesday
- Palm Sunday
- Holy Week
- Good Friday
- Ascension Day
- All Saints/All Souls
- Christ the King
- Stations of the Cross
- Liturgical Year
- Feminine Arts