A treasure trove of letters

Monday, January 23, 2012 - 10:02

Did a cache of old letters spark your interest in family history? Letters can often provide information that may not be found elsewhere including official records.  What should you do if you become the custodian of such a treasure trove?

Consider : -

Welcome to the Year of the Dragon!

Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 11:03

Happy Chinese New Year!!!

Ivanhoe celebrated in a grand fashion on Thursday as a traditional lion dance performed by CYSM (Chinese Youth Society Melbourne) wound its way through the library.

The drums started rolling like thunder out the front of the library and made everyone inside jump!

Flickr Friday; Work

Friday, January 20, 2012 - 17:39

You can benefit from our weeding work by buying a book from our fabulous sale. Hurry, only while stocks last!

Eltham Storytime Changes

Friday, January 20, 2012 - 09:46



This year we’ve made a few changes to our storytime timetable. Starting in February the new timetable is as follows:


Bookaroo is the 3rd Tuesday of the month (bookings required). (February 15, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, Julu 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, November 21, December 19)

NOTICE - Mobile Library Service

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 09:00

To all patrons of the Mobile Library Service,

Come bug us

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 19:14

Looking for something to do for the rest of the school holidays? Why not come bug us at Mill Park Library. Apart from the usual fabulous attractions we have on offer; airconditioning, lovely staff, Wii, TV and LOTS OF BOOKS we also have some activities.

Thursday 19th January 6.30 pm we have a movie night where we will be showing ANTZ the movie, serving popcorn and at least one staff member will be wearing a red sparkly jacket.

15 seconds of fame

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 18:13

Ivanhoe Library has returned to normal after the excitement caused by the overdue library book featured in last week’s blog. It was so magical, we were fantastical!!!Did you see us on the 7 O’clock news??? But now the paparazzi have gone and our fearless leader has gone into celebrity detox/rehab for the week.  

If you missed our 15 minutes of fame revisit our glory here:



It's a Bugs Life

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 15:43


"Oh, I know it's a rock, I know. But let's just pretend for a minute that it's a seed, alright? We'll just use our imaginations. Now, now do you see our tree? Everything that made that giant tree is already contained inside this tiny little seed. All it needs is some time, a little bit of sunshine and rain, and voilá!"- Flik, A Bug's Life


Bug Colouring in Pages

Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 20:25

As part of the Summer Reading Club extravaganza at Mill Park Library I have done a series of buggy drawings that work nicely for some colouring in fun. You can download them over here, so get your printer and pencils ready!

Butterfly Adventures!

Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 12:04


Ivanhoe Library will have a butterfly tent on the top floor!

Here for a limited time only!

Join us for what will be a wonderful Summer Reading Club event.

Wednesday 25th January

10am - 12noon