Welcome to the Henty Library
The Henty Library is part of the Riverina Regional Library
The Henty Library offers an extensive range of collection resources including, fiction, nonfiction, talking books, DVD's, magazines and CD's. As a member of the Henty Library members are able to borrow items from any library within the Riverina Regional Library which include the following Branch Libraries, Ariah Park, Adelong, Batlow, Coolamon, Cootamundra, Culcairn, Gundagai, Junee, Temora, Tumut and Wagga Wagga.
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Henty Library Newsletter
The Henty Library Newsletter is published each month and highlights programs and services available at the Henty Library. Further information provided in the newsletter is information regarding Riverina Regional Library fees and charges, databases and programs happening within the region. Click here to download the latest newsletter.
Storytime is held on a Friday on a fortnightly basis (except during school holiday periods) from 11.00am to 12.00 noon and is suitable for Pre-School aged children.
Storytime helps develop a child’s imagination, helps a child discover new ideas, nurture a child’s listening abilities, help children comprehend the world around them, expose children to a larger vocabulary than the spoken works and introduces and reinforces concepts such as colours, shapes and letters.
What's on at the Henty Library?
Throughout the year a number of programs and services are presented at the Henty Library.
2014 Seniors Week
Saturday 15 March - Sunday 23 March 2014
Celebrate Seniors Week at the Henty Library
Communities Need Libraries Presentation
Friday 21 March 2014
2.00pm to 3.00pm
This presentation gives and overview of libraries and the services they provide the community.
Public Libraries belong to the community and exist to meet their information and recreational needs
For further information contact staff at the Henty Library Ph: 02 6029 8588
Henty After School Homework Club
The After School Study Club will recommence in February 2014 at Greater Hume Shire Libraries
The After School Study Club (ASSC) aims to provide the following:
• To assist and support students from primary and high school students
• Provide access to modern technology and resources
• Provide a quiet and safe place to study away from home distractions
The After School Study Club will be held on the following days at the Culcairn, Henty, and Holbrook Libraries commencing the week beginning 18 February 2014, during school term.
Culcairn Library – Monday 17 February 2014 from 3.45pm to 4.45pm
Holbrook Library – Tuesday 18 February 2014 from 4.00pm to 5.00pm
Henty Library – Wednesday 19 February 2014 from 4.00pm to 5..00pm
Afternoon tea provided – Cost $2.00 per session.
Contact staff at the Culcairn Library Tel: 6029 8588, Henty Library Tel: 6929 3770, and Holbrook Library Tel: 6036 3262
ABC 500 Words Workshop with Sonya Gee
Here's a chance to share your story. Be part of ABC Open 500 Words project, the monthly writing challenge that invites you to write a short non-fiction story and get it published on the ABC.
We set a great new theme each month to inspire you. All you need to do is write 500 words on the theme, chose the perfect image to go with your story and publish it on the ABC. Join a free information session about the online writing project at Henty Library on Tuesday, March 11 from 10.30am.
Sonya Gee, ABC Open producer for the Riverina will be along to talk about non-fiction writing, publishing online and how you can take part in 500 Words project.
To find out more about 500 words or to read the latest stories by regional Australians go to abc.net.au/open500wordsA
Free music and magazine downloads now available from your local library
Your local library is already the place to go for free books, DVDs, eBooks and eAudio books and now you can download free music and digital magazines to keep!
The Riverina Regional Library - all 18 branches and 2 mobile libraries - has begun using the Freegal Music Service, a very popular international service that offers library customers access to songs from a large offering that includes Sony Music’s catalogue of legendary artists. Freegal allows the library to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to hundreds of thousands of songs that library members can download for free.
“Members of the Riverina Regional Library can download a select number of Sony Music tracks in the MP3 format each week, at no direct cost, via www.rrl.nsw.gov.au/elibrary, and the library will underwrite the purchase of the music,” Amy Heap, Outreach and Promotions Co-ordinator of the Riverina Regional Library said.
“We have been waiting a long time for a service like this that delivers great music, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use. We think this will be incredibly popular with our patrons and will help the library in marketing all its services to the community.”
For magazine lovers the launch of Zinio, a digital magazine collection, is great news.
“Library members will now be able to download and read magazines on their PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device”, Ms Heap explained.
“Hundreds of titles are now available to download and read offline using the free Zinio Reader app. There is no limit to how many people can borrow a magazine at once, and once you have downloaded it, it’s yours until you want to delete it – no loans, reserves or dates to return items by.
The summer holidays are a great time for relaxing with books, movies and music and if you are going away, downloading them onto your devices is a fabulous way to save space in your luggage!
“Print books and magazines are still enormously popular and if you are going away over summer, you might like to download some of the Riverina Regional Library’s eResources from www.rrl.nsw.gov.au/elibrary, wherever you are, any time of the day,” Ms Heap added.
Regional Library begins cybersafe program
Riverina Regional Library(RRL) has been selected as one of 21 library services across Australia to pilot the eSmart Libraries program. eSmart Libraries is a joint initiative of Telstra and The Alannah and Madeline Foundation and will give RRL and its members a better understanding of the benefits and risks of using technology.
The cutting-edge program is designed to help libraries ensure that technology access and use is safe, smart and responsible within the library environment.
Library staff have attended training sessions in recent weeks as part of their involvement in the eSmart Libraries pilot. During the training, library staff had the opportunity to explore the tailor-made eSmart system tool, connecting them to more than 130 resources and tools to improve cybersafety guidance and training – including ways to identify and address any gaps in their current operations.
For more information visit www.esmartlibraries.org.au
Tech Savy Seniors
Libraries now have in their collections a DVD that provides information on a range of technologies.
Tech savvy for seniors training DVD contains segments presented by Peter Blasnia (The Gadget Guy) on the topics of mobile phones, computers, e-readers, internet and social networking.
The DVDs were produced by Telstra and NSW Office of Ageing. They are designed for those who are new to technology or want to learn more at their own pace.
Reserve your copy of Tech Savvy for Seniors today or access the educational videos and further training content at www.telstra.com/seniors.
Loaning Sony e-readers to the Henty and Culcairn community
The Culcairn and Henty Libraries are now able to loan out Sony e-readers to members of the community. The purpose is to allow borrowers to test drive an e-reader.
It is not for borrowers to download their own content or borrow from our eLibrary. The e-readers have the following loan conditions. Loan period four weeks with a one-week renewal allowed and reservations are available. Contact staff at the Culcairn Library on P: 02 60298588 or Henty Library P: 02 6929 3770 for further information.
Kick Start Your Career
Riverina Regional Library introduces Career and Resume Services Free for MembersIn an exciting development for library members, Riverina Regional Library has announced a partnership with My Career Match to provide free online career and resume services that will help members discover their perfect career - and write a resume that gets them a job.
The Riverina Regional Library Book Club is for anyone who would like to read a varied selection of books and meet with others to chat about them, maybe over tea and cake or wine and cheese. Ten copies are provided of one title plus background notes and discussion questions. club meet from february to November. Form a group, nominate a group leader, pay $400 club membership per group, find a venue and you can begin your own book club. For further information contact staff at the Henty Library: 6929 3770.
Borrow, download and listen to audiobooks with the BorrowBox Library app
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E-books and E-audiobooks
1,950 Bolinda E-book titles have been added to the Riverina Regional Library Data Base. Happy Reading
These are now available at the Henty Library from the Riverina Regional Library Catalogue. Simply go to www.rrl.nsw.gov.au, select the e-library link and select either Wheelers Plateform E-books or Bolinda e-audio books. follow the instructions and enjoy reading or listening to your e-resources.
Titles available for free download cover fiction, biographies, lifestyle writing and stories for young adult. The whole family is sure to find the perfect title to download anytime, anywhere from the RRL website.
Free WiFi now available at the Henty Library
Download and time limits apply. See staff for access.
Henty Writers Group
Members of the Henty Writers Group meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Henty Library at 10.30am. Morning tea is provided.
Computers for Seniors at the Henty Library
Computers for Seniors is a FREE program which will be aimed at instructing senior members of the community in the use of computers and the internet. The computer course will be held for one hour, once a week for a period of four weeks on a continuing basis throughout the year. The program has now commenced, expressions of interest are still been taken. Bookings essential. Contact staff at the Henty Library on 6929 3770.
After School Study Club
Each Wednesday from 4.00pm to 5.00pm
To assist and support students from primary school
Access to modern technology and resources
A quiet and safe place to study away from home distractions
- Access to Library Resource
Contact Library staff for further details or to make a booking P: 02 6929 3770
Premier's Reading Challenge
It is time for the Premier's Reading Challenge to kick off for another year. Although your school library administraters the Premier's Reading Challenge, our branch libraries hold many of the titles on the list, so we can help you reach your reading target. You can search our WebOpac at www.rrl.nsw.gov.au for titles using the keywords Premiers Reading Challenge and the level/subject interest you need.
The Culcairn and Henty Libraries have a special area dedicated to the Challenge to make selection easier.
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