The first day of the rest of our lives

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Pinesong Residents' Library

LOCATION: The Pinesong Library is situated at one end of the Bayview Lounge on the first floor of Bayview.
HOURS: Open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
LIBRARIANS: The Pinesong Library is run by a team of 11 volunteer residents. The Head Librarian is Lois Lilly assisted by Noel & Gillian Clark, Jocelyn Cartwright, Jean Piper, Mary Nicholson, Gill Marshman, Arthur Hammond, Margaret Adams, Molly McLaughlan, Jeanette Howie (Delivery Person)
Lois is in the library from 9 to 3 each Monday, with other librarians in attendance for part of each day.


FICTION BOOKS: A large selection of fiction books are arranged on the shelves in alphabetical order and a special section is allotted to Large Print books.
NON FICTION BOOKS: There is a selection of non fiction books on various subjects plus a large number of biographies & autobiographies.
BEST SELLERS: A selection of current 'Best Sellers' are available approximately 3 times a year. There is a $2 charge which allows for the further purchase of up to date books as funds become available.
DVD's:  There is a good selection available, these should be returned within a week.
MAGAZINES: These are available for browsing in the library or taken home & returned.
REFERENCE BOOKS: We do not keep a large number but some very good ones for solving crossword puzzles! The Postal Code Book is available on the Issue Desk.
BOOK/DVD ISSUE SHEET: All books & DVD's should be entered on the Issue Sheet before leaving the library. Please note that the code is on the back of the book/DVD. Books are issued for 5 weeks & a reminder is sent after this time unless an extension has been requested. We request residents to return 'Best Sellers' within 2 weeks to allow wider circulation.
BOOK RETURN: Books/DVD's can be returned to the library box or the designated box beside reception in the front foyer.
RESERVATION: Reservation Forms are on the Issue Desk. A librarian will pHone when the book becomes available.

As we work in the Library in Bayview lounge planning our Stock take I have been thinking back to earlier times in the Library. Peter Hodkinson was asked 20 years ago to set up a library for the new village. There were dozens of boxes of donated books in the basement of the old wooden building. The first library was to be in the entrance foyer of the lovely old building. Peter sorted through the books and shelves were built, I believe by George Turner, and a small library was set up. Before long Seabreeze building was built and we were shocked to be told the earlier wooden Pinesong building was to be demolished and Bayview was to be built. So the books had to be moved and they were moved to a room part of which is the art room now. This is when Peter asked for help and I with my husband Ron became librarians. We had no computers so we used a card system for issues and returned books. More help was needed so Gillian and Noel Clark joined us. When Bayview apartments were built management thought the lounge was a mistake, they said the lounge would never be used and so the library was to be set up again in Bayview. Some of us thought it was too far away from the main village but we were not listened to and so the library was moved again. You now know we have an excellent library, a great computer system set up by Lois and Deryck Hunt and many more books and DVD”s. We have recruited several more librarians and some others have left due to ill health or other reasons. If you have not visited the library recently you will notice when you do several books have been culled and new books added. Come and see us soon. Good reading and listening,

Jocelyn Cartwright.

Our library is now able to be viewed online.
To go to our library website click: this link


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