Ralphy and Jade Reading Adventures

The Doggy Tales program has arrived at Rosanna Library. This is a new and exciting way for children to practise their reading; it provides children with a non-judgemental, comforting and safe canine-audience. Doggy Tales also develops children’s verbal communication skills and presents reading as a joyful experience. Contact Rosanna Library for more information and bookings.

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Paddington Bear

The new Paddington Bear movie will soon be screening in cinemas in Australia. Paddington first appeared on 13 October 1958 - his author (biographer?) Michael Bond featured him in more than twenty books. Paddington hails  from deepest, darkest Peru and with his old hat, battered suitcase, duffle coat and love of marmalade has become a […]

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Focused on Shadows

  There is a little shadow That dances on my wall. Sometimes it's big and scary, Sometimes it's very small. Sometimes it's oh, so quiet And doesn't move at all. Then other times it chases me Or bounces like a ball. I'd love to meet that shadow Who dances in the night, But it always […]

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Wildly masked

The earliest recollection of the use/s of masks dates back to prehistoric times in relation to the hunting of wild animals. It is assumed that in the Early Stone Age, the hunters wore animal masks in order to disguise themselves, making the hunt more sneaky and easier. At Watsonia Library we made animal masks for […]

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The Rubber Duckie Journey

They were toys destined only to bob up and down in nothing than a child's bath - but so far they have floated halfway around the world. Boxes of the bathtime toys - made in China for the United States firm The First Years Inc - were washed overboard in the Eastern Pacific Ocean one […]

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