Children’s Book Week 2018

Saturday 18 August - Friday 24 August 2018 Every year in August, schools, libraries and bookshops across Australia celebrate Children's Book Week with fun events, book displays, character dress-ups, crafts, treasure hunts and other book-themed children's activities. Children's Book Week is a celebration of all things children's literature, and is kicked off with the announcement of the…
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National Science Week 2018

Science Week is coming to Yarra Plenty Regional Library... we are EXCITED! Science Week is celebrated around Australia every year. It’s an opportunity to show everyone that Science (and Technology, Engineering and Maths – together they are sometimes called STEM) is fun, interesting and an important part of everyday life. This year, National Science Week…
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Role of Arts in Childhood Development

Sadly, many adults do not consider themselves ‘creative’. However, when such people speak of their upcoming personal and professional projects, event plans, new hobbies or (less commonly) Excel spreadsheet solutions, it appears the term may require some kind of social reinvention. Creativity, according to the Oxford Dictionary is the use of imagination or original ideas…
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Banyule Combined Advisory Committee Meeting

On Wednesday 6 June, Carolyn Jury and Kate Hansen attended the Banyule Combined Advisory Committee Meeting at the Council Offices. It was an opportunity for all Banyule City Council Advisory Committees to meet each other, share information and explore future objectives. It was a fantastic event, celebrating the work of these committees while inspiring opportunities for…
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Doggy Profile

Reading Dog: Carita Branch: Rosanna When: Tuesdays at 4.00pm Breed: Golden Labrador Age: Turning 2 on 16 June 2018 Why a reading dog: Carita was training to be a guide dog, but ended up having an eye problem. She is now happily part of Bec's family. Favourite snack: Carrots! Bec brings a bag of carrots…
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Early Literacy

What is early literacy? Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write.  Early literacy skills are the roots of reading success –- and it is never too early to plant the seed! Children prepare to read long before they enter school.   Why is early literacy important? Children introduced to…
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Easter 2018

What’s On for Easter you may be wondering... Well, this is your go-to guide! From scavenger hunts to arts and crafts, there’s plenty happening at the library in the lead up to Easter. Hop along to this Easter egg-stravaganza and you might even come across a very special guest! Please note some require bookings.  Easter…
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The Benefits of LEGO

LEGO — we have all heard about it and possibly played with it. Most of us grew up with it. It is one of the largest brands in the world, is instantly recognisable.   Have you ever thought of the educational benefits of LEGO?                        …
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Parents, this one is for you….

So your kids have been doing pretty well at school.  They're doing something that vaguely resembles what they are supposed to do, not too many cranky phone calls from the teachers, there's evidence that they're learning new things..... And then comes Summer in a blaze of heat, dirty feet, sweaty armpits, day trips and icy-pole-sticky…
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