01 September, 2014

Round 23 update

The minor premiership goes to
handbag queen, who's hung on grimly to her lead of the Blogalogue's AFL tipping competition for about half the season. With just the finals to go, the pochette royal has a 1 game lead on the competition. Hang-in there!

Despite the draw that everyone won, this weekend no one picked all the wins. Thanks GWS.

ll that's left is the nail-biting trip to the Grand Final, so keep tipping!


Libraries closed this Tuesday

Staff training day

Library Express and the Frankston and Carrum Downs libraries will be closed on all day Tuesday, 2 September for staff training.

The returns chutes at Frankston will close at 8pm, Monday, 1 September and at 6pm at Carrum Downs. Returns accepted at Frankston from 9am and from 11am at Carrum Downs, Wednesday 3 September.

The Council Customer Service Centres at Langwarrin and Seaford will be accepting loans as usual between 9am and 5pm on Tuesday.

We apologise for any inconvenience.


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.