Thursday, December 19, 2013

Competition - Fashionista's Guide to Shopping in Melbourne

It's end of year competition time!

Be in the running to win one of our limited copies of the Fashionista's Guide to Shopping in Melbourne 2013. 

This popular handbook features over 250 fashion boutiques, catering to all styles, ages and price ranges. Filled with beautiful photos, fashion ideas and packed with shop details, this guide is a must-have for finding the best fashion hubs in Melbourne.

How to Enter

It's easy! Simply email a photo of yourself with an article of clothing you could not live without or your favourite, never to throw away accessory.

Be creative, be humorous - you can display whatever you like (A few of us here are quite attached to their moccasins and fluffy dressing gowns, if that helps!)

We can't wait to see what people can't live without.

All entries to be emailed to
Entries close Monday December 31st
Winners will be notified via email and announced in early January on our Facebook Page.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Food for Fines Amnesty - One Week Only

Eastern Regional Libraries is once again running the popular Food for Fines Amnesty to help local charities and library members during the up and coming holiday period.

How does it work?
Patrons with overdue charges on their cards (no matter how big) donate non-perishable, non-expired food items and in return all overdue charges on their cards will be cleared.

All food donations will go to local charities to help them supply food packages for families in need. Charities will accept food no earlier than six months prior to the use-by date.

Food for Fines - Hooray! Everyone wins!

So, if yourself or someone you know has a fine that has been sitting there for ages, bring down some goodies and we will take care of the rest. The amnesty is for one week only so all donations can get to the charities and out to needy families in time for Christmas.

A special thank you to our blog, Facebook  and Twitter followers who suggested we re-run this program - Christmas is always a tough time of year financially and these amnesty drives are always very bountiful (to say the least! The generosity is just incredible - talk about spreading the love).

We look forward to  receiving people's donations, clearing up those fines and some all round Christmas cheer.

When:  Saturday December 14 to Saturday 21 December
Where: All branches will be participating in the Food for Fines Amnesty (except the community reading rooms at Monbulk, Mt Evelyn and Yarra Glen)
Accepted items: Non-perishable items no older than 6 months before expiration dates.

**Please note the amnesty only applies to Overdue Charges, all other charges will not be cleared.

Cheers, The Virtual Team