27 August, 2014


On behalf of the community,
Council advocates to the
State and Federal Governments
to invest locally.

See how you can Speak up for Frankston
and take this quick survey.


25 August, 2014

LibraryLink downtime

LibraryLink Victoria, aka ZPORTAL, will be will be unavailable for Inter-Llibrary Loan requesting on Tuesday and Wednesday, due to maintenance work: 
LibraryLink Victoria is your live catalogue of catalogues for Victorian public and university libraries.


Peninsula Ferry Tails @anywherefest -

Great kids entertainment

Peninsula Ferry Tails is a 50 minute show for children, performed by local kids’ entertainer Charlie Brown of Melbourne Madness.

The show takes a hilarious and magical trek through the Mornington Peninsula's history. From dancing Dolphins to Teddy Bears flying through the sky this is a show that will have the whole family falling off “Arthur’s Seat” with laughter!

There are two performances in the Frankston Library Lounge:
  • 1pm Saturday 30 August
  • 1pm Sunday 31 August
These are ticketed performances, so please book online: $8 per ticket, $25 for a family of four.
Charlie Brown appears as part of the Anywhere Theatre Festival Frankston.


19 August, 2014

All Men Can Be Heroes

Borrow or buy

All Men Can Be Heroes is a children's book to encourage young children and families to speak up about family violence as an important part of the work being done towards prevention.

You can buy All Men Can Be Heroes from the service desk at Frankston Library for $10. Money goes towards publishing future editions.

All Men Can Be Heroes is written and illustrated by locals Tricia Folvig and Brooke Smith and is published by Frankston City.

You can also borrow copies from our libraries.


13 August, 2014

Poppies and diggers

WW1 centenary activities
at Frankston Library

Make poppies every 2nd Wednesday
~ 20 August, 3 September and 17 September ~
5,000 Poppies Project.

Read about the local diggers and
learn about our region's role in the war.


06 August, 2014

Zinio offline tonight

but not for long

On Wednesday 6th August between 8pm and 9pm you may experience a short disruption in service (approx. 15 minutes) whilst we perform necessary system maintenance on Zinio.

During this period you may not be able to view/checkout Zinio eMagazines but will still have access to previously checked out eMagazines. 

Zinio is your online magazine stand, free with your library card.


05 August, 2014

Want to work here?

 Are you good at
  • marketing
  • promotions
  • graphics
  • social media
  • events planning
  • and programs?
We have a part-time vacancy for a Library Programs Assistant.

Applications close 15 August.


04 August, 2014

Mayor's Reading Challenge 2014

Join the challenge
share stories, rhymes, songs
and win great prizes.

The more you read
the more rewards and chances to win.

Frankston City Mayor Cr Darrel Taylor launches the 2014
Mayor's Reading Challenge at Carrum Downs Library, 1 August.

 Register for free at the
Frankston or Carrum Downs libraries.
The challenge runs until 28 August.
The major prize draw is 29 August.

Reading research

Does the web threaten reading?

Roy Morgan Research surveyed Australians for their reading habits to find out.

Among other things, they discovered that “spending time online and reading books are far from mutually exclusive activities."

But you knew that.


30 July, 2014

Man Booker Prize Long List 2014

The Man Booker Prize Long List for 2014 has been announced. The overall winner is announced on 14 October 2014. So there is time to read your way through the books if you are interested.

These titles are available from Frankston Libraries now, and we have the rest of the list on order. Get in quick to reserve your copies.