New items in collection for family historians Part 2

As family historians getting inspired this National Family History Month, we are happy to add new items to our collection to help assist with your research needs.  The following titles would be of interest for your personal archives management. The list also includes the latest publications from Unlock the Past See the full list of new…
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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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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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Staff: I Recently Read

White Night By Ellie Marney Really enjoyed this young adult contemporary novel.  The story is set in a regular Australian country town where nothing exciting or new happens. Bo Mitchell has lived in the town all of his life and knows everyone and everything about the town. Excitement is in the air when new girl…
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Community Creative: Hazel Edwards OAM

    Best known for picture book series There’s a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake (now performing nationally as a musical), Hazel Edwards OAM  writes for all ages. She co-writes with those from diverse backgrounds, and has recently published a quirky memoir. Her books are translated into Mandarin, Russian, Korean, French, Indonesian, Braille, Auslan and dyslexie…
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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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