New kids project resources as eBooks on Overdrive

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 17:36

Is this a familiar scene?

“Mum, Dad I’ve got to do a project about Africa.”

“When‘s the project due?”


“Well, Google it.”

“But the teacher told us we have to use books”

We’ve all been there and it leaves us tearing out our hair but help is at hand…

Calling All Media Students, Creatives, Writers, Actors and Curious Minds

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 12:06

During Youth Week from Friday 4 April until Sunday 14 April, we're offering workshops in acting, script writing, special effects horror makeup, stop motion, filming, directing, stage combat and more.

The workshops are completely free, suitable for beginners and run by industry pros. This program is designed and intended for young people aged 12-25.

Lalor Community Connection Day

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 09:32

Celebrate the different cultures of our community at this fun and lively family event on Saturday 22 March from 11.00am until 4.00pm.
Enjoy a day of music, comedy, dancing, cooking demonstrations, massage, children's activities, and more.
Fun activities for the kids include a petting zoo, jumping castle, fairy floss, face painting and craft.
Come dressed in a cultural costume to be in the running for a prize.

Victorian Collections updated

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 13:27

The new Victorian Collections website was quietly re-launched in January

The Summer Read

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 14:35

The Summer Read is back and gives Victorians the chance to discover new, local books. Choose from a list of ten great books, written by Victorian authors or telling Victorian stories. There's crime, popular and literary fiction, autobiography, biography and memoir. Recommend another great read and be in the running to win prizes to the value of $4,000. The Summer Read is presented by the State Library of Victoria and Yarra Plenty Regional Library.

FAQ: for how long can I borrow eBooks?

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 12:45

With Bolinda eBooks you can borrow the eBooks for 2 weeks.

With Overdrive you have the option of 7, 14 or 21 day loans.

To change the borrowing period, sign in and choose account – it’s near the top right of your window.

Then choose settings – again near the top right.

Victorian Heritage Register Places and Objects Fund

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 18:40

Applications are now open for the Victorian Heritage Register Places and Objects Fund.

Auslan Storytime Begins

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 14:52

Jennie signs some favourite stories at this Auslan storytime at Rosanna Library.
All are welcome at the storytime, which begins on Saturday 8 February and will run on selected Saturdays throughout the year.
The storytime runs from 11.00am - 11.45am.

Download the flyer with all the dates.


e-Library Gems: Learn to Make a Website with Wordpress

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 11:47

Learn how to set up a basic website using WordPress.

The course is one of many technology courses available free to library members through Treehouse, including how to make iPhone apps.

The Mobile Library is Back

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 11:40

The Mobile Library service and Outreach Services Van are back on the road for 2014.