As part of the 2015 Anzac Commemoration, the 5000 Poppies project will be “planting” a field of more than 66,000 poppies in Federation Square Melbourne as a visual tribute to Australian servicemen and women for more than a century of service in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
YPRL was the first Victorian public library to register every library as a collection point in March 2014. Local crafters have contributed hundreds of hand- made poppies and some dedications to the project by joining a library craft group or dropping in the home made poppies to their local library. Staff at the City of Whittlesea (from people also involved in the yarn bombing in front of Mill Park Library), members of the Plenty Craft Group, St Andrews Queenstown Historical Society and in particular Living and Learning Nillumbik have also partnered with the library culminating in displays at Mill Park, Lalor, Diamond Valley and Eltham Libraries. The Heidelberg Leader promoted the displays in a feature article and photograph on November 11 2014.
See over 650 poppies currently on display at Mill Park Library through to the New Year.
Photo: Eltham Library display around the local history collection in November.