Focusing on YA Literature

As its National Youth Week and Ivanhoe Library is Focusing on YA Literature we thought we would have a look at what is available to borrow from our Overdrive and Bolinda BorrowBox services. Alice Pung is a writer, editor, teacher and lawyer based in Melbourne. She has won numerous awards including the 2007 Newcomer of the…
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Which ebook reader to buy?

The April 2015 issue of Choice magazine has the results of a test of ebook readers titled A library in the palm of your hand. If you are thinking of buying a dedicated ebook reader you might like to have a look at it but bear in mind that the eBooks available from the library…
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Australia’s most borrowed…

Every year, Library & Information Week is held during the last week of May Today for the first day of Library & Information Week, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has released two lists – one adult and one for children of Australia’s favourite or most borrowed books. Here at Flip the Page we…
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The new BorrowBox app

You can now update to the new Bolinda BorrowBox app. Useful new features include the ability to return borrowings early and cancel reserves. This feature enables you to increase your available loans immediately by returning finished items or changing your mind about reserves. You can also filter your search by availability when browsing the catalogue…
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Ruth Rendell

Over the weekend British crime writer Ruth Rendell died at the age of 85.You can read an obituary from The Telegraph here. Ruth Rendell wrote more than 60 novels with her best-known creation being Inspector Wexford.  She has been credited with bringing a social and psychological dimension to crime fiction. Ebooks and eAudiobooks by Ruth…
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Rural Life

The highlight of many children’s year - the Royal Melbourne Show is now on. This year the show runs from Saturday, 20 September to Wednesday, 1 October at Melbourne Showgrounds, If you feel you want to find out more about life in rural Australia how about these selections from out Bolinda sevice? Reinventing the bush…
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More school holiday reading – the Adventure series by Enid Blyton

If just William isn't quite your cup of tea maybe The Adventure Series by Enid Blyton will appeal? The series of eight books features four children, Philip, Jack, Dinah, and Lucy-Ann who go off on adventures - discovering and solving mysteries without the help of adults. The books are available for download as eBooks through our Bolinda…
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