Succesful Book Sale

The annual Book Sale at the CWA Hall in Tanunda was held over Thursday, Friday and Saturday 20-22 June.  Once again it was a great success – we not only raised much-needed funds for the library (a profit of over $500), but we relieved the pressure on the storage facilities at the library.  In addition there were many happy people who were able to stock up their winter-reading supplies at a very small cost.

Many thanks to all the Friends who came and helped out over the three days, and particular thanks to Tania Paull, our tireless Library Services Manager who did much of the hard work, helping with the setup and then the packing up, then returning to clean up the hall on her day off!

Next sale will be in November at Mount Pleasant.

New One-Card system

Jill, Mayor, Tania cutting cakeThe Barossa Library officially launched the State One-Card system, which means that we can now obtain books from any library in South Australia simply by logging on to the web site

This means that even if your local branch of the Barossa Library does not have a copy of the book you want, you can search for it by genre, title or author on the website and place a hold on it.  When available the book will then be delivered to the branch of your choice! How good is that!  This new system means that we now have access to some 3 million books.

The official launch was conducted by Barossa Council Mayor Brian Hurn at a ceremony at the Nuriootpa Library.  The picture above is of President Jill Stevens, Mayor Brian Hurn and Library Services Manager Tania Paull cutting the celebratory cake at the Nuriootpa Library..

New cards with a design featuring one of Dragan Radocaj’s fabulous photo-portraits of Barossa scenery are now available in exchange for your old library card at any branch.


Great Meet the Author with Helene Young

Julie-and-me-at-Seppeltsfield-Winery1-682x1024What a great event on Saturday 2nd June when some 80 guests were enthralled by author Helene Young – what an interesting life she has led, and her books are based on her life-experiences – pilot, sailor, a person who has spent so much of her life in North Queensland.  She has been compared to Nora Roberts, but most of the people at her talk thought was not so much a romantic novelist as a novelist of life.

Congratulations to Tania Paull and Julie Bailey from the Library staff, and all the Friends of the Library Committee who contributed to making this such a memorable day.

Helene obviously enjoyed herself, judging by the comments posted on her website, with quite a few photos of the audience:

Her agent was so impressed by the enthusiasm and support shown by the Barossans that we will probably have another author event later this year.