CEO Reads: Circe

Circe I adore fables, fairytales and all of the stories about those wonderful creatures called Gods. And I especially seek out great retellings of these stories passed down over the centuries. My favourite of all time is Neil Gaiman’s American Gods which brings fabled Gods to everyday America and I will need to subscribe to…
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Commuting with Kids

In my family I do the school drop off, pick up and am the taxi to all the various children’s extra-curricular activities. These are not long drives but lately we have been using these snippets of time to listen to audiobooks together. I use the BorrowBox App through the library all the time for myself…
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Much Ado About Books Seminar

This was an inaugural seminar organised by representatives from both the PLVN Collections SIG and the Reader Development SIG and was held at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. The seminar celebrated libraries, books and reading with a mantra to change the current vernacular from “Libraries are more than just books” to “Libraries are books…..and…
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CEO Reads: Australia Day

Australia Day I am not really a reader of short stories as I love getting lost in a ‘big’ story and getting to know the story characters more deeply but as I was to interview Melanie at the Booklovers Festival ‘Permission to Write’ session I needed to read them with the thought of discussion in…
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Staff Profile: Kaje

This is Kaje. Mobile Library Officer.   How long have you worked at YPRL? I'm still a neophyte with just over 6 months chalked up! What is your library passion? Children's literature. What do you like about working in a library? Getting to know our borrowers and helping them explore their favourite genres. What is something most people…
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What feeds your curiosity?

We asked our featured Booklovers Festival authors... What feeds your curiosity?  The answers may disturb you. It's self-powered.  – IDAN BEN-BARAK Secrecy. Wherever secrets are kept, I want to go looking. – BRAM PRESSER Books, of course! They are where I go to prospect for ideas on art, science, consciousness, history, baseball; all the important stuff…
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The Worst Writing Advice

We asked some of our featured Booklovers Festival authors to share the WORST writing advice they have ever been given…   "Why does the world need another science book?" – IDAN BEN-BARAK Write what you know. – EMMA VISKIC You have to write every day – actually, you don’t and many of us just can’t. …
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