21 January, 2008

Yarra Plenty Reading Wiki

Last Thursday night at the "Reading Victoria" event at Ivanhoe Library author Barry Heard launched the Yarra Plenty Reading Wiki. The wiki is attached to our home page and the direct link is http://www.yarrabooks.pbwiki.com/

The reading wiki is designed to assist staff and borrowers in choosing and selecting their next reading choice and a great opportunity for readers to share their reading experiences with others.

The wiki highlights:

* up and coming reading events at Yarra Plenty libraries as well as events around Victoria

* booklists sorted by author and genre in three categories, children, teenage and adult that give direct links to the library catalogue and to author websites

* lists of new acquisitions and books most reserved at Yarra Plenty

* highlighted author, poet or illustrator of the month who has, or will be, visiting our branches

* links to reader development sites and databases to assist you in choosing your next book

* opportunities for people to share and write reviews of their favourite books.

Each month three books will be highlighted and you are invited to add your comments / review.

The first author highlighted on the wiki is Barry Heard. He presented a fascinating talk on his experiences during the Vietnam war. We have a podcast of his talk on the wiki.
So please, visit the wiki and have a look and add your comments.

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