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Exciting changes are coming to your local library from next week! From Monday 27th May 2019, all members of the Upper Hunter Library Network will have free access to Borrowbox, an eBook and eAudio Book library which has been specifically curated with our local communities in mind.
Traditionally, access to library services has been restricted to library opening hours. But this is all changing as products like Borrowbox make library books more accessible to all including housebound members and shift workers who are not able to make it to the library during opening hours. Borrowbox includes eBooks and eAudio books for children, teens and adults and covers a range of interest areas like your favourite Australia authors, romance, mystery and biography.
Borrowbox is also great for persons with vision impairment or low vision as eAudio titles can be downloaded and played using audio readers.
The app is easy to use and registration is automatic for all library members.
Not a member? Library membership is FREE and can be obtained either by visiting one of our seven branches or by following the ‘Join the Library’ link on our website.
For more information, library and community members are invited to visit their local library at Aberdeen, Cassilis, Denman, Merriwa, Murrurundi, Muswellbrook or Scone or visit the library website at www.uhrl.nsw.gov.au

All Upper Hunter Library Network branches including Aberdeen, Cassilis, Denman, Merriwa, Scone, Muswellbrook and Murrurundi will be closed Monday, 10th June due to the Queens Birthday Public Holiday. All branches will re-open for their regular hours from Tuesday, 11th June.

To renew or reserve items during this closure, please use our online services that can be found here. You can log in using your library card number and date of birth (DDMMYYYY).

To access our ebooks, downloadable audio books, downloadable magazines or downloadable comics please visit our online services page.

This month we celebrate our library services during Library and Information Week running from 22nd-26th May. We encourage you to visit your local branch throughout the month and get to know the wide range of services we offer. On the 22nd May will be hosting our annual National Simultaneous Storytime. We would love it if you could join us by sharing Alpacas with Maracas written and illustrated by Matt Cosgrove.

GamingDid you know your local library is set up for gaming? Our branches have a selection of PS4, XBOX, Wii and virtual reality gaming set ups available for use in branch by library members.

Experience virtual reality at Muswellbrook and Denman branch by becoming a member. VR is an experience that can’t be described accurately. Why not try it out at Muswellbrook & Denman Libraries yourself. Bring a friend or challenge Mum & Dad! VR Gamers must be a member and must be over the age of 13 years.

Contact your local branch to find out what is available near you.

Did you know we run FREE weekly story time sessions here at the Library? Baby Rhyme Time and Story Time sessions for older children are run regularly at the Muswellbrook, Scone, Denman, Murrurundi and Merriwa Libraries.