Monday, June 16, 2014

Tell Us What you Want! Collections Survey 2014

With the financial year coming to a close, it's that time again for us here at Eastern Regional Libraries to start looking at what we can do to improve our collection!

The Collections Survey 2014 is your chance to tell us what you would like to see more of in the library service.

Perhaps we're missing that novel that is preventing you from finishing the latest series? Or maybe you want more of eBooks in general? Could it be that you just want more DVDs or maybe to expand upon our new gaming collection?

The survey is short and sweet - taking about 10minutes (if that!) to complete.

Take the Collections Survey 2014.

All your input is greatly appreciated and we look forward to hearing your feedback. Any questions, don't hesitate to call us on 1300 737 277 or drop us a line on our Facebook Page.

Friday, June 13, 2014

SERVICE NOTICE - Power Outage at Rowville Library

SERVICE NOTICE: Due to an unexpected power outage, Rowville Library will be closed for the rest of the day.

Apologies for any inconvenience! Book chutes will be available for book returns.

In the meantime, if you have any questions - don't hesitate to call us on 1300 737 277 or leave us a message on our Facebook Page.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

More than a Snapshot - Winners of the Photo Competition

Left to Right: Joseph, Nigel, Natalie & Tizia
What a tough competition to judge!!

Winners of the Eastern Regional Libraries "What's Your Story" competition gathered to celebrate and receive their well deserved prizes. The presentation was attended by Councillor Nathalie Thomas of Maroondah City Council, Joseph Cullen the CEO of Eastern Regional Libraries and the competition judges Nigel Roper and Tizia May from Croydon Camera House.

We have to say - the standard of work submitted to the competition was outstanding. It really blew us away. So from ERL, we'd like to extend a big thank you to everyone who participated and to encourage everyone who entered to keep going with their photography skills. We would also like to thank Nigel for judging the competition (not an easy task!!) and for printing the winning photos onto canvas - they looked amazing.

Here are the results for the competition:

Senior Prize
Alex, Belgrave South (Age 18) "Shadow Colour"
$200 cash prize and canvas print

Junior Prize
Jarrah, Belgrave (Age 16) "Fisheye Sunset"
$100 cash and canvas print

People's Choice Award
Aisling, Mooroolbark (Age 14) "First Steps with my new Camera"
$100 cash and canvas print

Highly Commended Senior
Katie, Wonga Park (Age 17) "Ollie & Hamish"
Nick, Boronia (Age 17) "The Basin by Night"
$50 Croydon Camera House Voucher

Highly Commended Junior
Aisling, Mooroolbark (Age 14) "First steps with my new Camera"
Harry, Lilydale (Age 13) "Beautiful Game"
$50 Croydon Camera House Voucher 

Congratulations to our Winners!!  If you haven't had the chance to view the stunning work we received, do yourself a favour and check out the entries over in our Facebook album. You won't be disappointed, there is so much talent in there.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Libraries closed on the Queen's Birthday

"I don't go by the rule book, I lead from the heart..." -- Queen Elizabeth II

Happy Birthday, Queen Elizabeth II!

All Eastern Regional Libraries branches will be closed for the Queen's Birthday on Monday 9 June.

Book chutes will be open for book returns.

If you have any questions or need to contact us, don't hesitate to call 1300 737 277 or contact us via our Facebook Page.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

NOTICE: Montrose Open for 2hrs June 5th

Just a heads up, Montrose Library will only be open between 3:30pm-5:30pm today due to SP Ausnet maintenance.

The book chute will be available for returns. Sorry for the inconvenience!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us on 1300 737 277 or leave a message on our Facebook Page.