20 April, 2014

Join Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

2014 Enrolments now open!
Did you know that you can join

Read about one student's experiences here.
Get your acceptance letter before the train leaves.


17 April, 2014

Easter Challenge

Frankston's basket of goodies

Can you guess how many chocolate Easter eggs there are in a basket?
If you think you can, then come to the Frankston Library, make your eggstament and enter Community Support Frankston's Easter Egg Challenge.

Click on the image over there -> to read the details or visit the Community Support Frankston Facebook page.



16 April, 2014

Axis360 improvements

Easier access to eBooks

Your Axis360 eBook service is now easier to use.

Improvements include:
  • clearer homepage that you can customise (use the top right icons)
  • bookshelf-like cover browsing (control from the bottom of the screen)
  • hovering over a cover to see checkout options (click the cover for full details)
  • limiting what you see to just what's for loan now (click on the tick at top left)



Maintenance downtime

Today - Wednesday 16 April - between 8pm and 9pm (AEST) our Zinio eMagazines page will be undergoing maintenance.

You will not be able to browse or download from Zinio during this time.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

15 April, 2014

Easter and ANZAC Day hours

Here's your all-in-one guide to the Library's hours over Easter and on ANZAC Day.

We close for Easter at

  • Frankston Library and returns chutes closed from 6:00pm, Thursday 17 April
  • Carrum Downs Library and returns chutes closed from 8:00pm, Thursday 17 April

Libraries closed for Easter on these days

  • Friday 18 April
  • Saturday 19 April
  • Sunday 20 April
  • Monday 21 April

Frankston Library opens

  • Tuesday 22 April 9:00am-8:00pm - Returns chutes open from 9:00am
  • Wednesday 23 April 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thursday 24 April 9:00am-6:00pm - Returns chutes closed from 6:00pm

Carrum Downs Library opens

  • Tuesday 22 April 11:00am-6:00pm - Returns chutes open from 11:00am
  • Wednesday 23 April 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Thursday 24 April 1:00pm-8:00pm - Returns chutes closed from 8:00pm

Libraries closed

  • ANZAC Day, Friday 25 April 

Normal hours resume and returns chutes re-open Saturday 26 April

  • Frankston Library 10:00am
  • Carrum Downs Library 11:00am

11 April, 2014

Author Talk - Shane Maloney

Shane Maloney will speak at Frankston Library on Wednesday 30 April at 6:30pm.

He is the creator of the popular Australian crime series The Murray Whelan novels and the 2009 winner of the Crime Writers’ Association of Australia Lifetime Achievement Award.

His books have been published in the US, Britain, Japan, Germany, France, Finland and Tasmania!

A gold coin donation at this event would be greatly appreciated.

Bookings required click here

09 April, 2014

Lego Wanted

Wanted: Lego!! Do you have any lego languishing at home that is unused or unwanted? We are hoping to start at Lego Club at Frankston City Libraries and would appreciate any donations. We will kindly accept all pieces at Frankston or Carrum Downs Library. : )

02 April, 2014

Tai Chi

Join us for a free Tai Chi demonstration with Tyler Rowe from China Dragon. This session is open to all age groups and no previous Tai Chi experience is necessary. Come dressed in comfortable clothing and footwear. This session is part of our Active April program. Bookings via https://librarytaichi.eventbrite.com.au

28 March, 2014

Learning Difficulties Seminar

The “Triple M” Challenges for Children with Learning Difficulties – Motivation, Memory and Metacognitive Thinking (Approx 2 hours) For children with learning difficulties, challenges in learning occur not only from lesson content, but also from neurological and psychological brain immaturities and differences. As such, many of these children also have learning issues associated with what ReMinds terms the “Triple M”. That is, Motivation, Memory and Metacognitive Thinking”. This seminar will explain and address these challenges. This program is run privately for schools and other groups at $250 per workshop. As a service to local communities, ReMinds has also teamed with libraries across Melbourne to provided this seminar free of charge to individuals at certain locations. Bookings are essential. For more details on this seminar, please email info@reminds.com.au or book here

26 March, 2014

Picture books at Frankston

New shelving policy

We are trialing a new way of shelving the picture books at the Frankston Library.

The majority of books are now shelved spine out with stacks of no more than 5 face out books taking up the left over space. 

This will hopefully make it easier for parents (and staff) to find titles while leaving face out books to catch the eye.

Please let us know what you think of this new arrangement.