Have you visited your local library lately?

Libraries are a great place to read, learn, play and meet new friends, and the Adelaide Hills Libraries now have even more services on offer for the community.

A Justice of the Peace (JP) is now available at the Coventry Library on Saturday afternoons from 1.00pm-3.00pm. JP services are also available on Tuesdays from 10.00am-12.00noon, and on Thursdays from 2.00pm-4.00pm and 6.30pm-8.00pm.

If you read eBooks there is a new, easy way to look for titles available through Overdrive. The library catalogue now displays eBook versions in search results; look for the grey and white arrow symbol under the book title as this indicates it is available on Overdrive. To learn more about accessing eBooks through the library, have a chat to a staff member or go to Overdrive on our Online Resources page of the library portal.

Don't have an e-reader, but interested in accessing popular titles quickly? The Adelaide Hills Library Service offers its registered customers exclusive use of new 'Paperwhite' Kindles. These Kindles have easy to use touch screens and come in a case that lists which books are pre-loaded into the device. Talk to library staff if you'd like to give one a try.

Register for digital literacy courses at your local library and demystify your devices. Courses are available for tablets, computer basics, using Skype and more. Stop by your local library and discuss your needs with staff today.

De-stress with a swirl of colour at your local library. The Adelaide Hills Libraries agree with the recent trend towards adult colouring books as a perfect way to unwind the cluttered mind. Try out this creative technique at your library, where adult and teen colouring stations are set up, and see if your mood is lifted. But don't delay, because once the pages are coloured in, they can't be redone!

The Adelaide Hills Council manages three libraries, at Stirling, Woodside and Gumeracha, as well as a mobile library that travels the district. For more information call 8408 0400.

A resident checking out library books