Jacaranda Snow

For more than eighty years, Jacaranda trees have been a living symbol of Australian children. In the 1940s and 1950s maternity hospitals like Jacaranda Maternity Hospital in Caringbah, New South Wales, sent new mothers home with a baby and a Jacaranda seedling. "Mrs Haxton would carry the baby to the car followed by a nurse…
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Doggy Profile: Tezza

Reading Dog: Tezza Branch: Watsonia When: Tuesdays 3.30pm - 4.30pm (during school term) Breed: Labrador  Age: 12 Why a reading dog: Tezza was training to be a guide dog but developed a skin complaint so he decided he'd like to hear stories and help kids read. He enjoys being at the library and listening to stories…
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47 Degrees Book Review

Black Saturday affected the lives of many borrowers here at YPRL and I cannot begin to imagine how devastating and life altering that may have been.  Author Justin D’ath does, and he has captured the impact it had on him through his most recent Junior Fiction book, 47 Degrees. On the 7 February 2009, it was…
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Keep Reading Kids!

Hey Kids, I hope you have been having the best time reading over the summer and attending some of the awesome activities that have been happening at your library.  I have seen many curious creatures created, discoveries being made in treasure hunts and people learning how to draw monsters and mazes. I have also seen…
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NGV Kids on Tour 2019

  Do you like to play make believe?  Are you a curious creature?  Close your eyes and imagine - transform, fly, or travel through infinite worlds. Your creativity can take you anywhere with activities and workshops exploring the National Gallery with upcoming NGV Kids on Tour 2019 activities at your local library this January! NGV…
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