Graduating from Deltora to Tortall- Feudal Fantasy by Tamora Pierce

It’s the question that we library staff keep getting asked: “My son/daughter has read Harry Potter/Deltora Quest/ Rangers Apprentice (or some other fantasy novel that’s similar in story line). Can you recommend anything new that’s similar? My favourite answer to this question is author Tamora Pierce and her magical world of Tortall. Set mainly in…
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Featured Face: Seniors and Volunteers Coordinator Carolyn Jury

We're profiling YPRL's Seniors and Volunteers Coordinator Carolyn Jury this week as it's National Volunteer Week. Carolyn's latest project is Words on Wheels, which was launched in May too. What do you do in your role? I am the seniors and volunteers coordinator for YPRL. I coordinate all library volunteers supporting library staff in branches…
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Ivanhoe Then and Now…

Look how far we've come! We recently discovered some old shots of the Library from 1966 - just after we moved into our new (and current) home! Isn't it interesting to see how much - or how little - things have changed! Ground floor looking towards the foyer - hasn't our collection grown! This picture…
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Ode to Emily Rodda

Going through primary school in the 90’s, we were always being introduced to new authors and their books. I remember hearing about Emily Rodda (real name Jennifer Rowe) and her two series “Rowan of Rin” and “Teen Power Inc” (now known as the Raven Hill mysteries) as well as “Finders Keepers” and “The Time Keeper”…
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Games Room!

Have you Visited our Games Room Recently? Ivanhoe's Games Room not only has a Wii and Xbox for you to play games on... It now also features a FOOSBALL TABLE and an award-winning COLLAGE WALL (thanks to our very talented and visionary staff members). You may book a time to come in and play, or, just…
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