Donate books to help disadvantaged children - Last updated: 31/07/2015
We’re pleased to again support the annual Book Appeal run by the ACT Branch of the Children's Book Council of Australia. Donations of brand new books can be dropped off at any of our library branches during August. You can help by donating a new book or two suitable for someone aged between 0 and 18. A book is a meaningful gift to give to a child, one that offers entertainment and aids social development as well as contributing to long-term educational benefits. Donations will be gifted to local disadvantaged children at Christmas time. Unfortunately the demand for books is often greater than the amount donated. Donations are being collected throughout August.
Click here to have your say and complete the book club survey - Last updated: 28/07/2015
Libraries ACT is seeking your assistance in selecting book titles to be added to our Book Club collection in 2016. There are a mix of titles on offer – some light hearted, others more serious discussion starters. The survey closes on the 12th of August 2015.
Cooking for Copyright - Last updated: 27/07/2015
Help drive change and participate in Cooking for Copyright Day on Friday 31 July. In Australia, copyright is limited to 70 years after the death of the creator for published works, but for unpublished works copyright lasts forever. This means old diaries, letters, photographs, even recipes are locked away. The Australian Library and Information Association is advocating for the same copyright terms for unpublished works as for published works. Then our libraries, museums and historical societies could put them on the web for family historians, researchers, and everyone who is fascinated by our social history. To show your support for copyright reform, cook a favourite recipe and post a photo online with the hashtag #cookingforcopyright. More information: https://fair.alia.org.au/cookingforcopyright and www.facebook.com/cookingforcopyright
What's On - Winter 2015 - Last updated: 02/06/2015
Winter activities start at your local library on 1 June, 2015. There is something for everyone – both young and young at heart! Bookings are now open for most activities. For more info and to reserve your place go to http://www.library.act.gov.au/learning/whats_on
6 digit alphanumeric PIN - Last updated: 02/04/2015
You can now have a more flexible library PIN! Update your PIN today. Next time you log into your account, you’ll need to change your PIN from 4 digits to 6 characters and make it a combination of numbers and letters. Make sure you choose a strong PIN (don’t use a sequential number, numbers from your membership card, a birthday or easily guessed number). Follow the link above for more information.
Commemorating the ANZAC Centenary - Last updated: 02/04/2015
In 2015 we commemorate the ANZAC Centenary, and to acknowledge this we will be remembering the men and women of the ACT who served in WWI by 'calling the roll'. Starting in April, we will post about each of these people on our blog and share this information on social media. We encourage you to look for these posts, read and share them. We also invite you to search, browse and contribute to the ACT Memorial database www.memorial.act.gov.au and to visit the ACT Memorial in person on London Circuit, Civic, opposite Civic Square. The ACT Memorial honours the men and women of the ACT who served their country in war, conflict, peacekeeping and humanitarian missions, some of whom paid the supreme sacrifice.