Find My Past

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 01:00

There has been some recent changes to findmypast library edition. There is no longer multiple domains for each country (UK, Ireland and Australia New Zealand). Access is now provided for all subscriptions via


  • The new website has a great new look, a more powerful search tool and many other exciting features.   Here are some of the highlights:


Mobile reading

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 14:08

UNESCO recently published a report titled Reading in the Mobile Era (actually published on 23 April 2014 - World Book and Copyright Day) explaining how mobile technology is used to facilitate reading and improve literacy in developing countries.

Ryerson Index

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:53

The Ryerson Index is a terrific free resource for Australian family history research.  It is a free index to death notices ranging from the Sydney Gazette of 1803 up to current newspapers.

Vale Gabriel García Márquez

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 20:27

Colombian born Nobel laureate, Gabriel García Márquez writer died recently- on 17 April 2014.

YPRL has four of his novels available as audiobooks through our Overdrive service. If you haven't already why not try an audiobook?

A Morning With Father Bob

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 13:06

Meet the larrikin priest Father Bob Maguire and hear the story of how he began with lonely childhood in poor circumstances and became the much-loved people’s priest of today.

Father Bob will be in conversation with Joyce Dickson at the Heidelberg Theatre on Tuesday 20 May at 11.30am - 1.00pm.

Too Many Elephants at National Simultaneous Storytime

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 13:57

Join thousands of children across Australia to listen to the same book at the same time on Wednesday 21 May at 11.00am

Join the Dots at Your Local Library

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 12:10

It's the week we focus on the many benefits of libraries. Discover how the library can help you join the dots with learning, meeting and reading during Library and Information Week from Monday 19 May to Sunday 25 May.

Storing Your Photos When Travelling
Mill Park Library
Monday 19 May
1.00pm - 2.00pm

Visit 'Eltham Abbey' to Celebrate the Library's 20th Anniversary

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:59

The townspeople of Eltham and surrounds are invited to a soiree at 'Eltham Abbey' (Eltham Library) to celebrate the library estate's 20th anniversary on Saturday 24 May from 11.00am - 2.00pm.

The butler will welcome you to a day of celebrations, including a Punch and Judy puppet show, farm animals, a treasure hunt, art tours, balloon sculpture and fairy floss.

More school holiday reading – the Adventure series by Enid Blyton

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 15:17

If just William isn't quite your cup of tea maybe The Adventure Series by Enid Blyton will appeal? The series of eight books features four children, Philip, Jack, Dinah, and Lucy-Ann who go off on adventures - discovering and solving mysteries without the help of adults. The books are available for download as eBooks through our Bolinda Service.


Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 11:06

Microfilm resources held at the library have now been consolidated and can be accessed at Mill Park Library in the J. W. Payne Room for local and family history research.

Resources include:

The Heidelberg News and Greensborough, Eltham and Diamond Creek Chronicle