I dropped by the library at PMH today and spoke with Helen the librarian.
Together we reviewed the collection on arthritis and parenting children with a chronic conditon.
I borrowed a book called The Resilient Family -Living with your child’s illness or disability.
Helen told me the parenting books are frequently borrowed as they are often recommended by PMH staff.
She also said that generally speaking parents rarely use the library. Library staff are mostly kept busy with requests from hospital staff.
It was clear to me that there are some excellent books in the collection and the staff are keen to help parents find what they are looking for.
I recommend you check out the Child Health Library and Information Service on the ground floor, level 4 at PMH.
To use this free service:
- You can visit Monday to Friday 9-12 and 1-3.
- You can phone a request through on 93400 7333.
- Emails can be sent on email@example.com
- Fax requests can be sent on 9340 7441
- The library collection can be reviewed here at this Online Catalogue.
I didn’t realise staff are happy to post books out if you find it difficult to pick them up. You can post them back in when you are ready.
Library photo courtesy of eflon at Flick Creative Commons.