The Summer Read

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 15:35

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 - 13:45

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 - 19:40

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

Auslan Storytime Begins

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 15:52

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 - 12:47

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 - 12:40

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

Featured Face: Digital Hub Coordinator Sandie Kerkvliet

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 10:25

Mill Park Digital Hub Coordinator Sandie Kerkvliet has been busy helping the locals enhance their technology skills and learn more about what the NBN can do for them. But her love of libraries is not just about technology... Read on to find out how air swimmers, amazing smells and the magic of discovery all play a part.

What do you do in your role?

Planning a genealogy research trip

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 14:38
This time last year I was preparing for my study tour – first stop was Who Do You 

More Story Times at Eltham

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:35

Can't make it to story time during the week? Why not come on a Saturday? Eltham Library has increased the amount of weekend story times throughout the year. This means that there's even more opportunities for you and your little ones to come into the library, hear some stories and borrow some books. 

Sessions run on selected Saturdays as listed below between 11:00-11:45am:

February 8

March 8

April 12

May 10

June 7

July 12

August 9

September 13

October 11

November 8

Chinese New Year 2014 - The Year of the Horse

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 12:01

Chinese New Year is the most important traditional Chinese holiday, a time for family reunions and feasts, cleansing the house by sweeping away ill-fortune and making way for incoming good luck. Bright decorations, firecrackers and dragons dances are just a few of the popular themes