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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Fiction and feeling

Today I turned off the news. Why? Well, some of this was down to simple irritation and frustration. Empty political finger-pointing, distant despots, xenophobia and an endless procession of short-sighted fools. It drives me nuts.    The rest?  I'll admit it - I can be a coward. It's not pretty, but that's what it is…
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Ahoy, me hearties!

Ahoy, me hearties! In honour of International Talk like a Pirate Day 2015 today we have added a selection of piratey words for week two of DIY Romance. Come to Ivanhoe Library during opening hours and have a play. Arrr…
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National Simultaneous Storytime Is Here Again!

Wednesday 27 May 2015 11.00am Join thousands of children across Australia and listen to the same book at the same time. Special guests will read the book The Brothers Quibble by Aaron Blabey at the following locations: Diamond Valley Library, Eltham Library, Ivanhoe Library, Lalor Library, Mill Park Library, Rosanna Library, Thomastown Library, Watsonia Library…
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Keely Recommends

Books I Like Why I like them Do we have them in the Library  Feminism Because   IPad                           How to Do Everything Our resident Junior Fiction expert Keely has listed some of her all time favourite novels. At the moment she is…
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Makers Club @ Mill Park Library

Raspberry Pi, 3D printing and robotics, that's just week one at Mill Park library's Hackers Club! In association with City of Whittlesea council, Mill Park library has been offering a free program designed especially for youths that explores the wonders of all things electronics. Participants are encouraged to tinker, hack and create in a safe environment with…
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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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