Saturday, December 29, 2012

Overdrive eLibrary is back

The Overdrive eLibrary is back and running once again.

My apologies to those dedicated eReaders amongst you who have been missing downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks for the past couple of days.

Regards, ePaul.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Catalogues Down for Maintenance over Christmas

Just letting everyone know, the online Catalogues will be receiving some holiday love over the Christmas Period and will be down for maintenance until 9am Thursday the 27th.

Sorry for any inconvenience! Please contact one of our branches within our Christmas Hours should you have any queries.

Until then, have a fantastic holiday,

The ERL Virtual Team

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Our libraries are closed from 5:30pm tonight for a regional staff meeting

Just a reminder that all of our libraries are closing at 5:30pm tonight so that staff may attend a regional staff meeting.

We apologise for any inconvenience. Items may be returned via the bookchute or renewed online.

Cheers, webgurl

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Library email notices are currently bouncing back

We are currently investigating an issue whereby email alerts for holds, overdues and pre-overdues are not being delivered but are bouncing back.

It seems the catalogue email address has been incorrectly listed on a blacklist that many Internet Service Providers use. We are working on getting it removed from the list.

In the meantime anyone expecting an email notice will instead receive a paper notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience. We hope to have the matter resolved soon.

Cheers, webgurl

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Rocking Out at Lilydale Festival - African Drums get the Thumbs Up

Showbags! Lots of give-aways at the
ERL tent at the Lilydale Show
What can we say - Eastern Regional Libraries loves a festival and the Lilydale Festival was no exception. Held at the Lilydale Recreation Reserve, there was a great selection of agricultural and horticultural displays and marquees with the festival enjoying some beautiful weather and a fantastic turnout.

Lilydale library staff were also at the festival this year, with the number of visitors to the ERL tent keeping staff well and truly run off their feet. Rowanne, a staff member from Lilydale library,  had this say; "We were flat out and completely exhausted by the end, but it was well worth it. It was great to see so many people stopping by to see us." Yes, we agree - it's always nice to know we're loved!

One of the major highlights of the festival was the African Drumming Workshop organised by ERL Lilydale Crew at the main marquee. Sessions for the this rhythmic gathering led by the charismatic and talented Koffi were completely booked out - we ran out of chairs. Children, parents and grandparents were all delighted by the musical instruction and it is no doubt they left with a bit of pep in their step by the end of it. The workshop proved so popular, ERL is looking forward to seeing Koffi again for more workshops in the future - so watch this space.

Overall, it was a fantastic day. Thank you to all the people who visited the ERL Library Crew at their display tent and participated in the African Drumming Workshop - we look forward to seeing you all next year.