Phar Lap the wonder horse

Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 14:05

We received this wonderful review of Phar Lap the wonder horse by Jakie Kerin for the Spring Carnival of Reading. It was beautifully handwritten by Archisha S. who is 6 years old:

Phar Lap the Wonder Horse Phar Lap the Wonder Horse

Instagram the Library on the Hill

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 11:38

New Magazine Titles for 2014

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 14:05

In the coming year we will have some exciting new magazine titles hitting the shelves at a library near you. The titles cater for many tastes, so stay tuned for when they will be arriving at the branches. Some of the titles we will be adding to our current range include:



Cosmopolitan Bride

Soccer 360


Custom Tattooz

Disney Princess


Official Nintendo


Mollie Makes

Time Out Melbourne

White (Bridal magazine)

TV Soap

Weekend Gardener

Whittlesea Tapestry of history

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 13:32

The 2013 Whittlesea Cultural Heritage Program continues in November with the Whittlesea Historical Society presenting "Whittlese's Tapestry of History" event on Wednesday 13 November at the Civic Centre, Sth Morang.

Learn about the colourful past of objects in the Society's collection.

Find out:

how the township of Whittlesea got its name

Why there is an antique clock residing in the Whittlesea Post Office

Reading for fun makes a difference!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 12:00


Children who read for pleasure are likely to perform significantly better in the classroom than their peers who rarely read, according to a report by the University of London’s Institute of Education.

September School Holidays - Magical Mysteries

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 12:28

Mill Park Library was imbued with books, masks, arts and crafts from the realm of Magical Mysteries.(TL). In Dreamtime Creations children designed and created their own boomerang and told a a story of their boomerang art. The children were  also shown  how to throw a boomerang to harvest high growing fruit.(TR)

Halloween Family Fright Night

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 14:00

Join us for a scarily fun Halloween night of spooky activities, games and trick or treating. Dress up and come along for a frightening good time.


Halloween Celebrations will be held at Mill Park Library on Thursday 31st October 2012 from 6.30 - 8 pm.


Bookings not essential



Don’t worry Your Majesty…

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 13:04

The Queen shared her grandmotherly concerns that children may desert books for technology during a recent ceremony at Buckingham Palace where she presented author Joanne Harris with an MBE for services to literature.  After the ceremony Harris explained that the Queen "asked me what I thought about eBooks and computer games and said that she feared that children were playing with those more than they were reading books".  Read more here.