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Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club

The Bland Shire library is again running its Summer Reading Club program over the school holidays. There is a launch party and registration day on Thursday,  November 27 @ 4 pm in the library. SRC caters for school children aged 5 - 16 and it's free. There will be activities, competitions and heaps of prizes including vouchers from the Holland Park Pool (thanks to Angus and Mel) and McDonalds Temora over the coming months and all the kids have to do is read. For further information contact the library on 69790272 or email

Borrow Box update

Members using the BorrowBox app for Bolinda titles on their iPhones or iPads will need to ensure that they have the latest operating system (iOS 8.0.2) and reinstall the BorrowBox app. The app is only supported on the latest version of an operating system – so those using android must ensure that they are also updating their devices regularly. The software update for iPhone and iPad is found in the Settings à General à Software Update àDownload and Install (please see screen dump below)

 You will need to be using wifi when downloading the new iOS operating system.


Your Zinio for Libraries site upgrade – 13th October 2014

 On Monday 13th October between 9pm and 10pm (AEST) you may experience a short disruption in service (approx. 30 minutes) whilst we upgrade your Zinio for Libraries site.

During this period your borrowers may not be able to view/checkout eMagazines on your Zinio for Libraries site but will still have access to their Reading List and Zinio app to view/download their previously checked out eMagazines.

 Following the upgrade you’ll notice some improvements to your Zinio for Libraries site including:

  • eMagazine new issue notification opt in for borrowers:  Before your borrower completes the checkout process, they’ll be given the option to be emailed when the next issue of the eMagazine is available so they never miss an issue!  This can then be amended by the borrower by editing their Zinio for Libraries collection page preferences…

Writing Group

The Bland Shire Writing Group meets fornightly on a Friday at 10.30am. It is a great opportunity to meet like minded people with a passion for writing. For more information phone the Bland Shire library on 69790272.

NEW - Smartmaths Practice

Smartmaths Practice

Digital Magazines

Your favourite magazines are now digital.

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CWA Country of Study

The CWA Country of Study for 2015 is Italy..

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Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition provides the most genealogical information available on-line, with more than five billion names in more than 4000 collections. It offers a wide and diverse variety of unique content to help users trace their family lineage or help historian’s access historical records that have previously not been available online. It is continuously expanding with new content regularly being added.
Content highlights include: Australian census information, England and Wales Census Collection, 1851 – 1901 England and Wales Civil Registration Index, 1837 – present, convict registers and a wide range of New South Wales and Australian family history resources.

Please note that Ancestry can only be accessed from the library.

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Down load eAudiobooks and eBooks and borrow instantly from home. You can access this collection 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can even download the App from the itunes store or from google play by selecting "Borrow Box app".

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YourTutor connects thousands of students around Australia to professional tutors who provide instant help and coaching in all main subjects for students Yr 4 to Yr 12. YourTutor is available week days from 4 pm to 8 pm. Click on the YourTutor link and then enter your library membership number. In a few minutes the YourTutor system will match you with a tutor in your area of need. For further information, contact library staff on 02-6979 0272

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World Book Encyclopedia online          

Our library now subscribes to the World Book Web

Click on the above link to access the World Book, type in  your library card number to access this site.


State Library of NSW

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 National Library of Australia

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Standards Australia

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