December Baby of the Month: Noah

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 19:22

Once again Serena our Children's Librarian has a lovely baby to introduce us to, this month's beautiful baby is 11 month old Noah.

Book Review: Annie's Ghosts

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 12:30

Annie’s Ghosts: a journey into a family secret by Steve Luxenberg

The author by his own admission claims not to be a genealogist but his journalism skills have held him in good stead to unravel the stories of his own family, which he tells in this book. In particular those of his mother, who always claimed to be an only child, but whom in fact, had a sister until the age of 21 when she was admitted permanently to a local hospital due to her physical and mental frailties.

Join in the Fun! Summer Reading Club Launch Snail Race

Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 16:26


Today at Watsonia Library the Snail Racing Fraternity set a cracking pace with the Summer Reading Club launch. The Summer Reading Club starts now and finishes on the 1st February. Read, Read, Read over the summer holidays and go into the draw to win an ipad.


Please welcome DV's latest pet 'Sticky'.

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 15:03


Diamond Valley has a new pet: Sticky, the stickinsect.

During the summer holidays Stcky and his (smaller) friends will be living in the DV library.

On Friday 2 December is the launch of the Summer Reading Club, so why not drop in and see where Sticky & friends are hanging out! You can join the Summer Reading Club at the same time.

The SRC runs from 1 December 2011 to 1 February 2012.

Christmas Hamper Raffle!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 19:29


Buy your raffle tickets from Ivanhoe! Only 50c each or three for $1

Our lucky first prize winner will receive a plate with chocolates, champagne and more! (pictured).

There is also a fab second prize!

Raffle will be drawn Thursday 22 December.

Write Now! Short Story Competition - The Winners

Monday, November 28, 2011 - 14:50

Congratulations to all who entered YPRL's Write Now! short story competition. We held the awards ceremony at the Eltham Library on Sunday 27 November. It was standing room only as we celebrated our great writers from all over Victoria.

So, without further ado, here is the list of winners:


Bug Crazy?

Friday, November 25, 2011 - 14:52

At Mill Park Library we are getting just a little excited about the Summer Reading Club starting next week.

Come and visit us for the launch party on Thursday 1st December  4.00pm - 5.00 pm where you can sign up, get a Chupa Chup, help us make a bug mural and get a bug 'tattoo".

Pre Christmas Booksale

Friday, November 25, 2011 - 14:44

Our very special, never to be repeated, bargains galore booksale starts on Monday 28th of November. You'll never see bargains like these again!!!


All books from our (discarded) non fiction collection are HALF price and everything else will be priced at 20 cents!!! You can see that we are absolutely serious about making sure that you get some real bargains before Christmas. Rush in soon.


Italian Night!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 20:24

JaOOnce again Jack our intrepid Community Librarian hosted a fabulous Italian night at Mill Park Library.

Here is what Jack thought of the evening:  "Italian night was a success once again with over 100 people coming along.The performers were Duo Combo and James Liotta.