From LEGO to local studies, the Macquarie Regional Library Dubbo branch is preparing for a busy information week.
Library and Information Week starts on Monday, May 20. It's a time to celebrate libraries and the role they play in the community.
MRL acting Dubbo libraries coordinator Anne Barwick said libraries were much more than places where people came to borrow books. She said the Library and Information Week was a way to showcase what the library could offer.
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The Dubbo branch will also be marking National Families Week and Law Week.
This Tuesday, an information session will be held to cover legal issues for older people. It will explore elder financial abuse and issues older people and their families face when planning for the future.
To celebrate National Families Week, Ms Barwick said the library was holding a Lego Club Family Afternoon on Wednesday.
Lego had had an increase in popularity recently, Ms Barwick said and the special Lego club event would involve some family Lego-building challenges.
Library and Information Week (May 20-26)
Monday: Morning Tea and Virtual Reality
Starting at 10am, the community can enjoy a cup of tea and use the virtual reality headset to paint a 3D artwork. It will be followed by a virtual reality session at 4pm for youth.
Tuesday: eResource workshops
The library will hold workshops on their eResources such as how to borrow eMagazines, eBooks and eAudiobooks. Different sessions will be held throughout the day.
Wednesday: National Simultaneous Storytime
Across the country libraries will read Alpacas with Maracas by Matt Cosgrove at 11am.
Thursday: Ancestry and Trove Workshop
Community members can see how to look up their family or local history information through Trove and Ancestry.com. The session starts at 10.30am.
Saturday: Lego and board games
As well as a great Lego set, the library also has about 20 board games, some of which will be available to play. A giant chess set will be set up as well.
Sunday: Local Studies Open Day
The open day is a chance to go behind-the-scenes and see some of the items in the Local Studies room.