Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New Links in Links Page

We have uploaded a bunch of new links to the Links Page to help you with research, referencing, copyright and digital citizenship. The links cover issues to do with APA referencing style, plagiarism, how-to-study guides and cyber safety. Familiarise yourself with these links as they will help you greatly in your studies.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Free eBook

Check out the winners of last years Gold Coast Writer's Centre Writing Competition by clicking HERE. Download the free eBook from their website and read the winning entries. Keep an eye out on the blog later in the year as we will be advertising when entries are open for this years competition.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Library Lovers Day

Every year Library Lover's Day coincides with Valentine's Day and we take the opportunity to celebrate the value of our library and the love of books that we know you all share with us.

So on February 14th make sure you come into the library and take part in this occasion by borrowing out a book by your favourite author.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Steve Biddulph "Raising Girls"

Steve Biddulph "Raising Girls"
Tuesday 19th February
Recorded for Radio National's Big Ideas Programme.
6pm for a 6.30pm start

$7.50 book online HERE

Steve Biddulph’s Raising Boys was a global phenomenon. The first book in a generation to look at boys’ specific needs, parents loved its clarity and warm insights into their sons’ inner world. But today, things have changed. It’s girls that are in trouble.
There has been a sudden and universal deterioration in girls’ mental health, starting in primary school and devastating the teen years. Steve Biddulph’s Raising Girls is both a guidebook and a call-to-arms for parents. The five key stages of girlhood are laid out so that you know exactly what matters at which age, and how to build strength and connectedness into your daughter from infancy onwards.
Raising Girls is both fierce and tender in its mission to help girls more at every age. It’s a book for parents who love their daughters deeply, whether they are newborns, teenagers, young women – or anywhere in between.
At last, there is a clear map of girls’ minds that accepts no limitations, narrow roles or selling-out of your daughter’s potential or uniqueness. Steve Biddulph’s Raising Girls explores how to help your daughter feel secure, become an explorer, get along with others, find her soul, and become a woman.
All the hazards are signposted – bullying, eating disorders, body image and depression, social media harms and helps – as are concrete and simple measures for both mums and dads to help prevent their daughters from becoming victims. Parenthood is restored to an exciting journey, not one worry after another, as it’s so often portrayed.
Steve includes many of the world’s leading voices on girls’ needs and makes their ideas clear and simple, adding his own humour and experience through unforgettable stories. Even the beautiful and moving illustrations, by Kimio Kubo, provide unique and moving glimpses into the inner lives of girls. Along with his fellow psychologists worldwide, Steve is angry at the exploitation and harm being done to girls today. With Raising Girls he strives to spark a movement to end the trashing of girlhood; equipping parents to deal with the modern world, and getting the media off the backs of our daughters.

- Reposted from Avid Reader's newsletter -

Friday, February 1, 2013


Welcome back from the holidays everyone. We trust you enjoyed the break and return refreshed for the year ahead. We have many new books in the library available for borrowing right now so be sure to drop in soon. Check out the Newsletter page on the blog for a run down on just some of the new books, just click on the Newsletter links in the page and it will open the newsletter as a PDF file. Also don't forget you can borrow eBooks as well. The eBook collection is growing quickly so click on the eBook link and check it out.