08 January, 2007

Summer Reading and Digital Images!

Reading Victoria is a summer reading program initiated by the State Library of Victoria.
You are invited to explore a selection of 20 contemporary and classic novels set in Victoria.
Our wonderful state of Victoria has inspired some great stories over the years. Vote online for your favourite novel (you can even use SMS!)
Download the brochure and select your novel.
Eltham and Diamond Valley Libraries offer the chance to win a hamper for those participating in Reading Victoria.
Why not offer your comments or suggest another novel on the Blog.
Find out who the Celebrity Readers are!

Picture Australia our premier repository of Digital Images has 2 new Picture Trails to follow:
Cricket in Australia and Australians at Play.
Picture Australia invites you to become one of their Flickr contributors.

Have a play with Picture Australia, type in your family name, who knows you might unearth a piece of your own history.
Yarra Plenty Library has contributed many images to view. Do a search for Eltham Library!

Two Worldwide Digital libraries to visit:

The New York Public Library Named one of the 50 coolest sites of 2005.

The British Library, Turning the Pages Project, see priceless books online using amazing graphic technology (you will need Flash installed).

We are always looking for comments on our BLOG, lets hear from you.

04 January, 2007

Happy New Year

Yarra Plenty Library wishes all our Patrons and Bloggers a Happy New Year!!

Our January Calendar kicks off a year of exciting activities. Explore your Library and meet our fantastic staff who are always there to help you.

Join ONLINE and access our services from home, work or school.
Access a host of Databases from around the world including Encyclopedia Britannica Online (various levels) and Libraries Australia (find that elusive book somewhere in Australia!)

We have had a very enthusiastic response to our Summer Reading Program, see how many participants have signed up.
Ivanhoe 130
Rosanna 95
Watsonia 104
Diamond Valley 126
Eltham 110
Lalor 58
Mill Park 54
Thomastown 44

It's not too late to join. Borrow from a selection of 20 contemporary and classic novels set in Victoria. Vote for your favourite book via sms, online or using the form available in the branch.

Lalor Library Needs YOU!! Email your thoughts and ideas to assist us plan the year ahead.

Check out our Australia Day Celebrations on our January Events Calendar.

For more Australia Day information look HERE!
See what is happening in Melbourne for Australia Day
................Why not finally learn that 2nd Verse of the National Anthem !!