14 July, 2014

Play with TumbleBooks at Frankston Library

eBooks you can touch

It's cold and miserable outside but it's warm and fun at Frankston Library, where kids can play (and read) TumbleBooks on the big touch screen in the junior area.

TumbleBooks features read-a-long picture books and fun games, puzzles and videos for kids.

You don't have to come to the Library use TumbleBooks, as it's available for free anywhere you have web access via the eLibrary.


07 July, 2014

Library fees and charges


With the new financial year started, our Library fees and charges are going up.

All Council fees, including library charges, are increased via the budget process. Council decided to increase all fees and charges by the cost escalation index of 4.5% for 2014-15.

Key increases:
  • Overdue fines now 30 cents per day
  • Inter-library loans from other public libraries now $2.50
  • Replacement membership card now $4.00
  • Printing and photocopying
    Black and white A4 20 cents, A3 30 cents
    Colour A4 $1.20, A3 $2.30
Please see the current fees and charges brochure for more details.

Some ways to avoid overdue fees:
  • Choose email notification and we'll send you a reminder 2 days before your loans are due so you can return or renew on time.
  • Set a routine – visit on the same day of the week, or every 2 or 4 weeks.
  • Mark due dates or regular visit times on a calendar or use an electronic calendar to alert you.
  • Return loans 24/7 at the libraries (except over public holidays)
  • Check your due dates online
  • Renew online (if not overdue or reserved)
  • Borrow eBooks, eTalking Books or eMagazines, as these don’t attract fines

Career workshop

Parents, help your child navigate through their career journey.

This workshop will give you the information you need to:
  • Find options for your children in their career journey
  • Demystify terms
  • Liaise with Providers
  • Have meaningful conversations with your children about their hopes and dreams at any age
  • Access resources in relation to pathways, careers and school.
Wednesday, 23 July, 6:00pm
Frankston Library Lounge

Refreshments provided. Book by calling 9784 1020.


06 July, 2014

Playgroup Storytime

Playgroup Storytime
Library Playgroup Week
11:30am, Wednesday 23 July
Carrum Downs Library

All playgroup members are invited to attend this storytime session celebrating playgroups. If you’re not a member of a playgroup, come along and hear from our Playgroup Development Officer who will provide information about local playgroups in your local community area.


04 July, 2014

Author Talk - Marie Bean

Get Fit, Get Healthy, Be Lazy. Marie Bean

Thursday 17 July, 6:00pm
Carrum Downs library

Saturday 19 July, 2:00pm
Frankston Library

Author of “The Lazy Loser” and “The Lazy Runner” teaches us how to get fit and healthy, the lazy way.

Packed with humour and insider tips based on years of experience, the entertaining book explodes the many assumptions shrouding the food, dieting, fitness and weight loss world.

When it comes to eating and drinking-- most people fall into five temptation categories- ‘Lazy Loser’ labels them as – Piggy, Sweet, Super, Moo and Tipsy! The book encourages readers to find out what their temptation category is and then helps with tips and advice on how to break or curb their eating and drinking weaknesses.

Marie said 'Lazy Loser' would help countless Australians rediscover their enjoyment of eating by realising that “no food is bad”, conquer their addiction to chocolate, and enjoy getting fit. She also challenges modern day health claims by asking and answering the big questions- “How fat are we really?’, ‘Do we have to exercise?’’ and “Is counting calories and reading food labels necessary?

This is a gold coin donation events. Bookings essential via 9784 1020

Books available for purchase on the day


30 June, 2014

Round 15 update

Lonely at the top

In terms of wins, the AFL ladder is close at the top, but not so the Blogalogue's tipping ladder. The Library's own handbag queen has extended her lead to 4, with Richo now 2nd by margin from BlueBaggerShagger's 3rd place.

With a couple of upsets, no one tipped 9, but a few did scrape in with 8. 7 proved to be a popular result for the round.



May 2014 customer feedback

Trolleys etc

One of themes of May's customer feedback is trolleys. As you can see at right, we now have new trolleys at Frankston Library to help you borrow lots of books, CDs and DVDs.



26 June, 2014

More eBooks

We've added 86 eBooks
to the Bolinda service,
including classics and best-sellers
old and new.
Yours to download
free with your library card.