What’s hot this week?

April 4, 2014

I was checking out what’s on the top of the bestseller list this week – lots of different writing styles and topics to choose from.

The libraries have 20 copies of each of the books on the bestseller list – so take a look today!

 I quit sugar for life – Sarah Wilson

The fault in our stars – John Green

Be careful what you wish for – Jeffrey Archer

The book thief – Markus Zusak

Bootlegger – Clive Cussler

Concealed in death – J.D. Robb

Words of radiance – Brandon Sanderson

Peppa’s Easter egg hunt

The 39-storey treehouse – Andy Griffiths

Gone girl – Gillian Flynn

To help you find your next great read, we have put together a list of all the current and recent bestsellers here

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Happy St Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2014

St Patricks Day blog“Wherever you go and whatever you do,
May the luck of the Irish be there with you”.

Try out some Irish authors today – you may find a ‘pot of gold’ read! 


Right book, right time

February 25, 2014

child reading bookParents of pre-school and early primary school children often ask how they can help their child to develop a love of reading.

Children’s author Lee Fox will share her ideas about choosing the best books and the right time to read, and techniques to engage with your child as you read to them.

Wednesday 19 March from 7pm-8pm at Carnegie Library. Book here or at any library.

This is a must for any parent who wants to make reading a fun, relaxed and stress-free time for child and parent.

In the meantime, here are a few of our favourite picture books to share with your child -

Shark in the park by Nick Sharratt

And the cars go… by William Bee

Is your grandmother a goanna? by Pamela Allen

Hunting for dragons by Bruce Whatley

Who’s in the loo? by Jeanne Willis

Too many elephants in this house by Ursula Dubosarsky

Saturday scorcher coming!

February 7, 2014

 If you are looking for a cool place to avoid the heat on Saturday, Bentleigh, Carnegie and Caulfield libraries will stay open until 8pm.woman drinking water tablet

Relax with a book, newspaper or magazine, use our computers or Wi-Fi, have a bottle of water on us, and just chill!

If your home is air-conditioned and you don’t want to venture outside, then you can easily download a library e-book, put up your feet and ride out the heat.

Glen Eira City Council also has great tips for staying safe during a heatwave.

Escape the heat this Sunday

January 31, 2014

heatwave%201With stifling temperatures due to hit Melbourne this weekend, Glen Eira City Council is urging all residents to stay out of the heat and keep cool and hydrated.

Opening hours have been extended at Bentleigh, Carnegie and Caulfield libraries on Sunday to give residents a cool place to escape the heat. The libraries will be open from 12pm until 8pm.

Bentleigh Library

161 Jasper Road, Bentleigh

Carnegie Library

7 Shepparson Avenue, Carnegie

Caulfield Library

Glen Eira Town Hall, Corner Glen Eira Road and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield


 Wimpy kids, quick meals, and nail-biting thrillers topped the list of Australia’s bestselling books in 2013. Portrait of a boy with the Australian flag painted on his face

With Australia Day approaching, it’s great to see that four Australian books made it to the top 10!

Top Ten Books for 2013 –

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid : Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney (228,400 copies sold)

2. Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver (173,800 copies sold)

3. Inferno by Dan Brown (173,400 copies sold)

4. Save with Jamie by Jamie Oliver (157,300 copies sold)

5. The 39-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton (136,200 copies sold)

6. The Tournament by Matthew Reilly (114,400 copies sold)

7. Guinness World Records 2014 (97,300 copies sold)

8. I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson (92,400 copies sold)

9. Ponting: At the Close of Play by Ricky Ponting (89,100 copies sold)

10. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult (88,600 copies sold)

What was the best book you read last year? And what’s on your list for 2014?

Book-chat-logoThis year’s first Book Chats theme is “Best sellers from 2013″ – drop in and join in the discussion.

Ho, ho, ho!

December 24, 2013

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Our libraries are open over the holiday season, so come and visit us and pick up your holiday reading.
If you are looking for more books to read over the holidays try our e-books. Our e-book collection is open 24/7.

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