Discover Our Sensory Garden

Step outside at the back of the library. We've created a garden to inspire your senses. Take in the heady aroma of the many varieties of basil in full bloom. See the beautiful reds and purples  in the leaves of the Thai basil. Pick some leaves and smell the amazing scent. Walk the paths in…
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Gardening at Storytime

A storytime filled with books on gardens and planting has been followed by an exciting bean-planting session in the Diamond Valley Garden of Plenty. Books we read: Jack and the Beanstalk The Little Red Hen and the grains of wheat How Does My Garden Grow? Songs: I take my shovel| Dingle dangle shovel Bugs and beetles…
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Grow Harvest Cook

‘Grow Harvest Cook’ is a new Australian book in our collection with lots of useful tips and ideas on how to grow, store and cook produce. The book has an array of great photos and showcases the many ways to make more of fruit, nuts  and vegetables. Foods from almonds to zucchini are covered and…
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Your Green Library Staff…

  At a recent staff morning tea, we had 100% of Ivanhoe staff using recyclable coffee cups. Did you know that 71% of the worlds paper supply comes from diminishing forests, not tree farms or the recycle bin? Our recyclable cups compared to a disposable paper cup (including coffee) reduces landfill by 92-99% so we choose to…
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